Man fatally shot in Miller County home invasion, homeowner hospitalized

Published: Apr. 10, 2015 at 4:05 AM CDT|Updated: Apr. 24, 2015 at 12:06 AM CDT
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When deputies arrived, they found Garret Heath Halbert lying under the carport dead.
When deputies arrived, they found Garret Heath Halbert lying under the carport dead.

TEXARKANA, AR (KSLA) - Investigators are looking for answers in an apparent home invasion Thursday night that left one man dead and another man injured.

The Miller County Sheriff's Office and Arkansas State Police were called to the home on McClure Road just after 8 p.m.

When deputies arrived, they found Garret Heath Halbert lying under the carport dead.

Investigators say Halbert allegedly forced his way into the home.

At some point, the weapon was fired, striking Halbert in the chest and the homeowner in the arm.

"Exactly to what extent we do not know, but throughout the house," said Miller County Sheriff's Department spokesperson Ernie Keck. "We do know they were in close contact with each other struggling and a struggle did ensue over the hand gun."

Investigators say Halbert was apparently a stranger to the elderly couple who lived there.

An investigation is underway to determine whether any charges will be filed in the case.

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