Homeowner Shoots Intruder

An Amarillo homeowner shot and killed an intruder, attempting to break into his house.

Amarillo police say at midnight, Monday, they were called on a shots fired call in the 800 block of North Nelson.

Once there, they found 38-year-old Jose Gutierrez Torress sprawled out in the driveway of the home. with a gunshot wound.

The APD Homicide Unit determined Torres tried to break into the home by kicking in the front door, and in an act of self-defense shot him.

After being interviewed by police, homicide detectives released the man.

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