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Good on the homeowner.Police investigate a deadly shooting that could fall under the State’s so-called “Castle Law”.
Police are not saying much right now because they are still investigating the invasion, but we do know that the suspected burglar was shot and killed. It happened at a home about an hour northeast of Austin in Cameron.
Milam County Sheriff's deputies got a call around two this morning about the shooting of a home intruder.
Deputies found suspected burglar, 34-year-old Eddie Sexton III, dead.
No charges are filed yet, but the case could be the latest in a string of Castle Law defenses.
The law which was passed last September by Texas lawmakers gives homeowners the right to shoot an intruder - but there are boundaries.
It's still unclear whether or not the homeowner is the one who shot and killed Sexton this morning.
Deputies say the investigation will go to a grand jury. That group will decide if charges should be filed.
That is the way all Castle Doctrine defenses are handled.