Man shot and killed in DeKalb after pulling gun on roommate


Bowie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a man was shot and killed Sunday night in DeKalb.

Deputies responded to the 900 block of County Road 4106 shortly before midnight to reports of a shooting.

Two roommates reportedly  got into a fight when Rodney Peters pulled a gun and his roommate reacted by also pulling a gun and shot and killed Peters.

According to Bowie County Sheriff’s Office, when deputies arrived they spoke with Nicholas Paul while Life Net personnel provided medical attention to a gunshot victim. “Paul told deputies that Rodney Clay Peters was his best friend and roommate. On this evening Peters had been acting “crazy” and was carrying his rifle around with him. Mr. Peters then went to Mr. Paul’s bedroom and pointed the rifle at him. Mr. Paul grabbed a handgun that was next to his bed and fired at the victim to protect his life. Mr. Peters fell to the ground and Mr. Paul called 911. Paul then performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on Mr. Peters until Life Net personnel arrived and took over for him.”

According to deputies, the evidence collected in reference to this shooting has proven to be consistent with the information gathered from Mr. Paul. No arrest have been made and the investigation is ongoing.


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