Burglary Suspect Shot and Killed by Homeowner in Dallas Co.


By George McDonald

From the West Alabama Newsroom--  A suspected burglar is shot and killed by a homeowner -- when a Dallas County couple walks in on a break-in in progress at their house.

Sheriff Harris Huffman says it happened early Friday morning on the 900 block of Lowery Drive in the Pine Glen housing community.

The sheriff says the couple surprised two burglars when they came home and one of the burglars ran -- but the other was shot and killed.

"When officers got there we found one deceased individual in the kitchen," said Huffman. "He has been identified as Antwon Smith who lives approximately about 4 or 5 city blocks from the victim."

Huffman says it will be left up to a grand jury to determine whether the shooter will face charges.

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Dean Weingarten said on Saturday, Oct 26 at 7:22 PM

It would be nice to know when this happened. I do not see that information anywhere.

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John Machinski said on Saturday, Oct 26 at 8:11 PM

There shouldn't even be need for a grand jury. There is no way that the shooter should be charged. Anyone who attempts to burglarize someone's home should be fair game to be shot, stabbed or beaten to death.

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Don West said on Monday, Oct 28 at 7:45 PM

THIS is one reason why the second amendment needs to be cherished.

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Concerned said on Monday, Oct 28 at 11:18 PM

Everybody in that neighborhood knows who the second person is, why because everybody knows who this person hung out with. I also want to know if and when the 2nd person is caught will he be charge with assault as well as murder. This guy was protecting the contents of his home in which these guys tried to take. In a case like this we all would have done the same thing, so there is no need for a grand jury to look into this, they let George Zimmerming go free and got his weapon back the same should apply to this homeowner. This should send a lesson to all thieves taking a chance of going into someone home to steal you might not make it out. LESSON LEARNED.

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Lee Cane said on Wednesday, Oct 30 at 6:29 PM

Good riddance

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