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2/18/07-Smith County

Homeowner Shoots And Kills Alleged Intruder

A homeowner shoots and kills a man authorities say broke into the family's Bullard home.  It happened just after 12:00 p.m. on County Road 150 in Smith County.

The Smith County Sheriff's Department says the owner of Graham Farms came home to find a strange car in his driveway, and the door to his house open. They say Terry Graham shot and killed 34-year-old Hiram J. Chambers, of Tyler, after coming face-to-face with the man. Chambers allegedly reached for something in a bag, and authorities say they later found two loaded weapons.

Chambers was out of jail on parole for a prior home burglary. Graham did not want to comment on camera, but described the entire incident as 'terribly unfortunate.'

Lindsay Wilcox, Reporting: lwilcox@kltv.com

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