TERRELL, Texas - An 87-year-old man was not arrested after he shot and killed an attacker in his Terrell home Thursday morning.
The shooting happened around 5 a.m. Thursday in the 200 block of S. Hattie Street.
Police say 52-year-old Cameron Villa used to be married to the live-in niece of homeowner Robert Hartfield.
Villa showed up at Hartfield's home and allegedly began beating him and his niece.
Hartfield told police that he shot Villa once with a pistol. Villa died at the hospital.
Friends and family say Hartfield is well-respected in the community.
Police say Hartfield has been cooperative.
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