COWARTS, Ala. (AP) - Houston County authorities say a homeowner shot and killed one of two men accused of breaking into his rural
home near the Cowarts community Saturday night.
A second suspect was caught by officers called to the scene. The shooting reportedly took place in the living room of a residence on U.S. 82 East.
Houston County Sheriff Andy Hughes says the homeowner, Peter Webb, dialed 911 at 7:41 p.m. reporting two men had broken into his house. Webb ordered the two men to the floor. The sheriff says Webb fired his handgun when one of the men charged at him.
The dead suspect was identified as 20-year-old Colie Laquad Dunlap of Dothan. Authorities said his older brother, 23-year-old Christopher Lee Dunlap, was charged with first-degree burglary and is being held in the Houston County Jail under a $200,000 bond
Hughes said the homeowner will NOT be charged because the shooting appeared to be a case of justifiable homicide. He said the case will be presented to a grand jury for review.
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