A homeowner in Texas has been arrested after he fatally shot a man making a turn in his driveway.
The incident was reported on Oct. 11 at a home in Martindale, Texas.
According to the report, 65-year-old Terry Duane Turner shot and killed 31-year-old Adil Dghoughi while Dghoughi was backing out of Turner’s driveway around 3:40 a.m.
Turner told police that he got up in the middle of the night to use the restroom when he noticed a suspicious vehicle parked in his driveway with the lights off. Turner said he then ran and grabbed a shot gun and went outside. When the Dghoughi of the car noticed Turner of at the door of his home with the gun, the Dghoughi turned on his headlights and began driving reversing quickly down the driveway.
Turner says he chased the car down and tapped the gun on the driver side window before firing into the car.
A bullet was said to have gone through the closed windows of Dghoughi’s car and “entered his hand before it entered his head. And the bullet exited the victim’s head, and actually there was enough force for it to travel through the passenger-side window,” according to the Dghoughi family.
Turner then called police and told the operator that Dghoughi had a gun. Authorities reported, however, that they could not locate a weapon on Dghoughi or in his vehicle.
Dghoughi’s girlfriend told reporters that they both attended a barbeque and left the around midnight. Dghoughi then went for a drive:
“His habits were to drive around and decompress and listen to music,” she explained.
Dghoughi was reportedly shot and killed at a home about seven minutes from where the couple was staying with a friend.
Several people in the community expressed outrage after Turner was not taken into custody immediately.
Turner did, however, turned himself in after a warrant was issued for his arrest on Friday. He has since bonded out of jail.
“It’s crazy that they are going to let this guy out on bail and he chased someone down and murdered them in the street. How in the hell is he out on bail? He is a threat to the entire community,” Todd said.