FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — UPDATE: March 17 Police have concluded the investigation of the shooting of a home intruder to be justified under Arkansas law.
Avelino Jimenez was the homeowner who called the police after Jacob Webb had broken into his house on Feb. 3. Jimenez told police that Webb busted through his locked door with a knife in hand, according to the police report.
Webb told Jimenez he was going to kill him and attacked him with the knife. Jimenez was able to get out of the fight and pulled his gun and shot him once in the chest, the report states.
Jimenez was treated at Baptist Health for injuries he had.
Sebastian County Prosecutor Daniel Shue concluded that the death of Webb was justified under Arkansas Code Use of Deadly Physical Force in Defense of a Person.
“I find it objectively reasonable that Mr. Jimenez felt it necessary to employ deadly force to defend himself from a perceived imminent threat of great bodily injury or death that was presented by Mr. Webb,” Shue said. “Probable cause to charge Mr. Jimenez with a criminal act does not exist.”
FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — UPDATE: Feb. 4 Police have identified the 29-year-old male who was killed as Jacob Andrew Webb.
The investigation is still ongoing, according to Fort Smith Police.
FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — UPDATE: 10:57 a.m. Police say a man shot and killed an intruder trying to enter his home near the corner of 18th and N H streets.
Police identified the homeowner as a 58-year-old male and the victim as a 29-year-old male. The homeowner was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
Police believe this to be an isolated incident with no danger to the public.
FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Fort Smith Police are responding to a shooting call Friday morning in the 800 block of N 18th Street.
No further information is available at this time. Police say victim information and the extent of injuries will be released when available.
This is a developing story. Stay with KNWA/FOX24 for updates.