DA: Norristown resident justified in killing home invader

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (WPVI) -- The Montgomery County District Attorney's Office has ruled a Norristown resident was justified in killing a home invader last Monday.

The man killed was identified as 22-year-old Daryl Marquis Evans. His body was found in the living room of the home.

The shooting was justified, District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said in a news release, saying the resident "acted reasonably and with proper justification when he lawfully stood his ground in his home and used deadly force."

The incident happened in the 1100 block of Willow Street shortly before 1:30 a.m. on July 28th.

According to investigators, the 29-year-old resident was inside the home when he heard a knock at the door.

The man went to the door with his registered handgun, the DA said, and opened the door.

That's when he was confronted by Evans, police said, who pulled out a gun and started making demands.

The homeowner did not know Evans, investigators said.

When Evans pointed the gun at the resident's chest, the DA said he fired six shots from his gun, hitting Evans in the chest, pelvis and leg.

The investigation revealed Evans fired a shot, but the DA did not report any injury to the resident.

The resident called 911 to report the shooting.

The DA said Evans was a convicted felon and was wanted on warrants for drugs and robbery in Montgomery County at the time of the shooting.
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