ENNIS – The Ellis County Sheriff's Office is reporting one man is dead and another critically injured in a burglary incident at about 12:15 p.m. Tuesday east of Ennis.
The homeowner's father arrived at the home to find the two men inside the home and a burglary in progress, sheriff's Lt. James Saulter said, saying, "The dad shot both of them."
The incident occurred in the 2800 block of Farm-to-Market 85, Saulter said, saying one man was deceased at the scene, with the other transported by air ambulance to a Dallas hospital. The man who was transported was in critical condition, he said.
The father had gone to the residence to check on it after receiving a call there was a suspicious vehicle parked there, Saulter said, saying the father was the one to call 911.
The investigation is ongoing, Saulter said.
The names of those involved were not immediately available for release.
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