- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

TYLER, Texas (AP) - Police say a 77-year-old East Texas man has fatally shot a would-be burglar who broke into his home.

Tyler Police Detective Andy Erbaugh says 44-year-old Luke Garrison of Brownsboro was killed Tuesday morning. He says Bobby Shaw of Tyler lives alone and shot Garrison once in the chest with a shotgun.

Erbaugh says Garrison was shirtless and wielding an unspecified tool. Shaw says Garrison charged at him.

No other injuries were reported.

Garrison’s widow tells police that he suffered from mental health problems.

An autopsy has been ordered. Police are investigating.

No charges have been reported.


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