Police said a 77-year-old East Texas man fatally shot a would-be burglar who broke into his home Tuesday morning.
Tyler Police Detective Andy Erbaugh said Bobby Shaw fatally shot 44-year-old Luke Garrison of Brownsboro in the chest with a shotgun. Erbaugh said Garrison was shirtless and wielding an unspecified tool.
Shaw — who lives alone — said Garrison charged at him.
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Garrison's widow told police that he suffered from mental health problems.
No other injuries were reported.
An autopsy has been ordered. Police are investigating.