AUSTIN -- A photo provided by a homeowner's attorney is providing more insight into what happened the morning a South Austin homeowner shot and killed an autistic man who police said was trying to enter his home.
Gene Anthes, the attorney representing homeowner John Daub, provided a photo, which he said proves 24-year-old Jared James tried to force his way into the home and Daub never opened the door for him. Austin police confirmed the damage in the photo was how the door looked when they arrived.
Police said around 6:30 a.m. on Jan. 5, James ran from his group home on Brantley Cove and started banging on neighbors' doors. When he got to Daub's house, police said he tried to get inside, and Daub shot and killed him. Daub's attorney said he feared for his family's life, and his family is now "traumatized" by the incident.
"I can tell you that he's very saddened and the family is kind of in shock right now as to what happened," Anthes said. "He's a family man, father of three. They're all pretty traumatized right now. They're all just trying to gather their thoughts and figure out how to move forward."