A Texas man has been charged after fatally shooting a man who was sitting in his car in the shooter’s driveway.
Terry Duane Turner, 65, (pictured right) was arrested over the weekend and charged with first-degree murder, in connection with the death of Adil Dghoughi, 31 (pictured left). According to police, Adil was seated in his car on October 11, which he parked in Turner’s driveway in Martindale, around 35 miles south of Austin.
An arrest affidavit obtained by CNN states that Turner woke up early morning and spotted “an unknown vehicle with its headlights off, to be parked inside of the driveway next to his pickup truck.”
Turner reportedly told police that he went to his room and retrieved a handgun, then walked to his driveway to see the driver backing out of the driveway. Turner said he chased the car and “struck the front driver’s side door window twice with his handgun,” according to the affidavit.
Turner shot at the car and a bullet ended up hitting Adil, killing him.
“The bullet 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,” attorney for the Dghoughi family, Mehdi Cherkaoui, said.
The Associated Press reports that Turner called 911 and said the victim pulled a gun on him, but police didn’t find a weapon. Turner later turned himself in after a warrant was issued for his arrest but made bail at $150,000.
Turner claimed he acted under the Texas “Stand Your Ground” law.
Adil’s girlfriend reportedly said that he stopped in Turner’s driveway randomly because he was lost.
Adil has been described as a Moroccan national who earned a master’s degree in financial analysis from Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island.
The story is developing. Check back for updates.
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