Man shoots, kills two home invaders, police say justifiable homicide

AMARILLO, TX – Two men looking to rob a home on South Jackson Street entered the home and neither one came out alive.  That’s because the homeowner shot and killed both men after they attacked him.  According to police. on January 4th at 5:19am, Amarillo police officers were called to a suspicion call at a residence in the 300 block of South Jackson street.

Officers found two people deceased at this location. APD Homicide Detectives were called to the scene to investigate. Detectives in this investigation have learned that the homeowner confronted one of the subjects who was committing a burglary. This suspect attacked the homeowner and a fight ensued. The homeowner was armed with a handgun. The second subject intervened attempting to assault the homeowner.

The homeowner was in fear for his life and shot one of the subjects who collapsed. The other subject fought with homeowner. The homeowner also shot the second subject. Both suspects died at the scene. The deceased individuals are identified as Jesus Antonio Maldonado, male, age 27, and the other is identified as Anthony Garone Adams, male, age 23. The homeowner was interviewed and later released. This case will be presented to a Potter County Grand Jury. This case is still under investigation.