(Source: CBS 5 News) A father shot and killed a man he said was acting irrationally and appeared to be breaking into his children's bedroom window Wednesday morning.
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
Witnesses said a man exhibited bizarre behavior Wednesday before he was shot and killed outside the home of a Phoenix family.
Jason Floyd Wilson, 35, was yelling at himself and flailing his arms before he was shot by a father outside his children's bedroom window about 2 a.m., according to Officer James Holmes of the Phoenix Police Department.
Holmes said the man had initially tried to break into a parked pickup truck near 28th Avenue and Acoma Drive when the truck's alarm sounded, alerting the owner, who said he saw the suspect in the driveway.
The suspect then ran to a nearby house before going to the home where he was shot.
Holmes said the suspect was working on the window outside the children's bedroom when the family dogs inside the house started barking, waking the homeowner, Holmes said.
The 27-year-old father armed himself with a gun, saw the suspect through the window and yelled at him to go away.
The suspect continued to work on the window where the homeowner's 4- and 7-year-old daughters were and reached into his pockets, leading the father to believe he was going to pull a weapon, Holmes said.
The father fired and hit the victim, who walked into the street before he collapsed and died.
Holmes said the suspect did not live in the area but had friends who lived nearby.
The homeowner currently is not facing charges, police said.
The investigation is continuing.
Copyright 2013 CBS5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.
Monday, December 9 2013 12:01 AM EST2013-12-09 05:01:14 GMT
An elaborate Christmas yard display at a home on Louie Street in Lake Charles is the target of a string of neighborhood vandalism after three young men vandalized the yard late Saturday night. "It takesMore >
An elaborate Christmas yard display at a home on Louie Street in Lake Charles is the target of a string of neighborhood vandalism after three young men vandalized the yard late Saturday night.
Monday, December 9 2013 6:35 AM EST2013-12-09 11:35:52 GMT
A veteran Great Lakes shipwreck hunter says he and his crew found the wreck of a wooden steamer that sank in 1861 in Lake Huron. The Detroit Free Press reports 72-year-old David Trotter of Wayne County'sMore >
A veteran Great Lakes shipwreck hunter says he and his crew found the wreck of a wooden steamer that sank in 1861 in Lake Huron.More >
Sunday, December 8 2013 10:00 AM EST2013-12-08 15:00:14 GMT
PIXLEY, CA (KMPH/CNN) – A mom in California is searching for answers after she says a teacher locked her 5-year-old daughter in a dark classroom. The mother, Hilda Salazar, says it happened on TuesdayMore >
A mom is searching for answers after she says teacher locked her 5-year-old daughter in a dark classroom.More >
Friday, December 6 2013 2:30 PM EST2013-12-06 19:30:24 GMT
Flint City Councilman Eric Mays said he won't quit his seat on the council despite calls for his resignation by city leaders following his weekend arrest for drunken driving and drug possession. On SaturdayMore >
A newly elected Flint city councilman arrested for drunken driving while cruising the wrong way down a highway with four flat tires says he won't resign his post.More >
Monday, December 9 2013 11:52 AM EST2013-12-09 16:52:20 GMT
Relatives and friends have posted fliers across Flint of a 19-year-old woman missing since early November. The Flint Journal reports that they began canvassing neighborhoods and local businesses followingMore >
Relatives and friends have posted fliers across Flint of a 19-year-old woman missing since early November.More >
ObitMichigan.com is dedicated to delivering immediate, up-to-date information on obituaries 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to families and friends in Mid-Michigan. Death notices are displayed during theMore >
ObitMichigan.com is dedicated to delivering immediate, up-to-date information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to families and friends who have lost loved ones.More >