Police: Would-be burglar shot by homeowner during altercation

Posted at 6:02 PM, Jan 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-02 19:02:13-05

Killeen police are investigating a shooting that happened on Dec. 20.

According to police, at approximately 9:06 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 4500 block of Westcliff Drive in reference to a 911 call about a burglary in process.

When officers arrived, they were told that a homeowner and intruder were involved in a verbal altercation that became physical.

During the altercation, the intruder was shot.

24-year-old Yorrick Trent Toms was pronounced dead at the hospital at 9:44 p.m.

The case is still being investigated.

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