Fifty-seven year old Texas homeowner William Keith Hall shot “a career criminal” who broke into his home on September 26 and was subsequently shot by police after refusing to drop his gun once they arrived.
In fact, Police say he pointed his gun at them when they reached the scene.
According Fox News, 30-year old Jerry Wayne Hale broke into Hall’s home and was shot. Thereafter Hall allegedly pointed his gun at the man who called 911 and then allegedly pointed at witnesses who were near Hale.
The 911 caller said Hall actually tried to “fire at the witnesses but his gun apparently jammed.”
Fox News carried a report from The Dallas Morning News saying the police did not realize Hall had shot Hale in defense of his home when they arrived. Therefore, when Hall refused to drop his gun–and even “pointed the pistol at police officers,” according to Maj. Jeff Cotner–police opened fire.
Hall died with Hale at the scene.
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