Home intruder shot in Kinsey Sunday morning dies

Published: Oct. 14, 2020 at 5:31 PM CDT
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - The Houston County Sheriff’s Office providing additional details today in a shooting over the weekend that led to one man’s death.

No charges will be filed in the case, because Sheriff Donald Valenza said 34-year-old Dantrail Mills was trying to break into a Kinsey home when he was shot by the homeowner. On Sunday, Oct. 11 around 2:00 a.m. the Houston County Sheriff’s Office received a call for a possible burglary in progress on Nomad Circle.

Mills was armed and had parked about 90 to 100 feet from the home. When Mills entered the home he was met by a male resident who fired multiple times.

Mills is no stranger to law enforcement. He’s been arrested more than 20 times. He was currently on federal probation.

Sheriff Valenza said the motive is unclear but Mills and the residents knew each other.

“When the subject breached the house, he and the other male engaged and Mr. Mills was shot and rescue arrived and transported him to the medical center where he was treated,” Sheriff Valenza said.

Sheriff Valenza says Mills died on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

No one else in the home was injured.

Sheriff Valenza said this is an ongoing investigation. This is the sixth Castle Doctrine case in Houston county since 2007. That doctrine says a person is justified in using physical force upon another person in order to defend himself or herself or a third person when they believe they are in imminent danger.

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