A homeowner fatally shot a man as he climbed through a window and into his home Monday afternoon, Dallas police say.
The shooting took place at a home on the 2200 block of Morrell Avenue at about 4:15 p.m.
Police said the homeowner heard a noise inside his residence and shot a man, later identified as 33-year-old Deyfon Pipkins, aka BJ, as he climbed through the window.
"The homeowner heard a noise. He came around the corner, saw the individual trying to climb into the window and according to the law, the castle doctrine, he used deadly force," said Sgt. Calvin Johnson, with the Dallas Police Department.
According to police, the homeowner then called 911. When police arrived, officer's found Pipkins' body lying lifeless in the window.
Pipkins mother, Catherine, said she had been called to the scene by her daughter-in-law and said the crime sounded like something her son would do.
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