At around 4 a.m. on Sunday, 24-year-old Cartrell Brooks forced his way into a Warner Robins, Ga., apartment armed with a gun. Inside were two residents, Malandon West and James Alderson, and—no doubt to the surprise of Brooks—one of the men had a firearm.
When Brooks entered the residence, one of the two men inside fired “at least once,” according to Jennifer Parsons, a Warner Robins police spokesperson. Brooks was struck, and though emergency technicians transported him to a local hospital, he died a short time later.
WMAZ-13 is reporting that investigators are still looking to determine who fired the fatal shot. However, in what appears to be a clear case of self-defense, no charges are expected to be filed.