Apartment Resident Shoots Man Who Kicked in His Door

A man who police say was looking for his girlfriend was shot and killed after he kicked down the front door of the apartment where he thought she was, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Police say the man in his twenties arrived at the Hutchins Palms Apartments in the 500 block of West Hutchins Place, which is near Zarzamora and I-35 on the south side.

The man had been told that the woman was in apartment 414, so he started banging on the door, and then kicked the door in.

The apartment resident, shocked at seeing his door kicked in at 2AM, pulled a gun and fired, shooting the man once.  

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives took the gunman and witnesses to the police station to see if his story stands up.

No word on whether the woman the man was looking for was actually in that apartment.

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