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Resident shoots, kills intruder in Alleyton

August 21, 2019 - 00:00
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A man was shot and killed during an incident in Alleyton.

Colorado County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Monday Aug. 12, at approximately 5:41 p.m., deputies responded to the 1100 Blk of Alleyton Road in reference to a disturbance in progress with shots fired.

Upon arrival, it was found that a male suspect, later identified as 51-year-old James William Pearson of LaPorte, had assaulted the resident in his barn and after a struggle, the resident managed to escape the attack and return to his residence.

The resident took a female family member inside the home to a next door property.

It is reported that Pearson then broke into the residence through a window and was seen by the resident at the back door.

Pearson had armed himself with one of the resident’s weapons, and was confronted at the back door.

When Pearson pointed the weapon at the resident, the resident then fired at Pearson.

Pearson died on the scene as a result of the gunshot wounds.

An investigation is pending an autopsy at the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office in Austin.