Texarkana resident shoots suspected burglar during home invasion

TEXARKANA, Tx. - Police are investigating a possible home invasion and shooting in Texarkana, Texas.

The incident happened around 1:15 p.m. Tuesday officers responded to a shots fired call in the area of Celeste and King Streets in the Beverly neighborhood.

While checking the area, officers located Dakyree Hawkins, 20, of Texarkana, Texas lying in the street in the 600 block of Jerome St. suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the upper thigh.
 
While Hawkins was being attended to by emergency medical personnel, the officers located a trail of blood that appeared to have been left by Hawkins.

The trail led the officers to the home of Andre Harris, 33, in the 500 block of King St.

Harris told the officers that a man had forced his way into his home and that he fired multiple shots at the man
with a handgun to protect himself.
 
Hawkins was transported to Wadley Hospital for treatment but his condition is not known.
 
This case is still under investigation and charges have not been filed at this time.
 
Anyone with information on this or any other crime is asked to contact the Texarkana, Texas Police Department

Criminal Investigations Division at (903)798-3170 or Texarkana Area Crimestoppers at (903)793-STOP.
 


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