Police: Levelland homeowner kills intruder with shotgun blast - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Police: Levelland homeowner kills intruder with shotgun blast

Paul Ochoa (Source: Facebook, confirmed with Hockley County Sheriff's Office) Paul Ochoa (Source: Facebook, confirmed with Hockley County Sheriff's Office)
LEVELLAND, TX (KCBD) -

Police are investigating a shooting that occurred in northwest Levelland on Friday afternoon. Police say a man was found shot to death around 4:30 p.m.

Investigators say a man named Paul Ochoa - also known as "The Joker" possibly attempted to break into a home in the 300 block of North Avenue M, where the homeowner shot the intruder point blank in the chest with a shotgun.

It is unknown if Ochoa was shot inside the home or in the street where he was found.

"The person who made the call apparently claimed to be the shooter. He is in our custody and that is still under investigation," Levelland Sergeant Daniel Hancock said.

Police say the homeowner is a convicted felon, and thus cannot legally own a firearm.

Police say the homeowner and Ochoa did not know each other, and right now it is too early in the investigation to know exactly what took place at the home.

More details should be released next Monday.

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