Ga. man shoots, kills roving Alzheimer's patient - FOX 26 News | MyFoxHouston

Ga. man shoots, kills roving Alzheimer's patient

Posted: Updated:

CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. (AP) - An autopsy has been scheduled for a 72-year-old Alzheimer's patient who was shot after authorities say he wandered into a darkened yard in Georgia.

Sheriff's officials say Ronald Westbrook had walked about three miles in sub-freezing temperatures, then knocked on 34-year-old Joe Hendrix's door just before 4 a.m. Wednesday. They say Hendrix went into the backyard of the home he rented in the Chickamauga area, confronted Westbrook and fired his handgun four times at the man. No charges have been filed.

Walker County Coroner W. Dewayne Wilson said Friday in a statement to The Associated Press that the autopsy is scheduled for Saturday at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation lab in Atlanta.

Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson has said he had no doubts that Hendrix felt threatened during the encounter.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • LocalMore>>

  • Abbott Drops out of Debate

    Abbott Drops out of Debate

    Friday, August 29 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:05:37 GMT
    Republican Greg Abbott has backed out of a statewide televised debate in the Texas governor's race with Democrat Wendy Davis.
    Republican Greg Abbott has backed out of a statewide televised debate in the Texas governor's race with Democrat Wendy Davis.
  • Milby's buffaloes same herd, different pasture, waiting to back home

    Milby's buffaloes same herd, different pasture, waiting to back home

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:47 AM EDT2014-08-29 04:47:45 GMT
    Empty, dark and with the sound of bull dozers in the background.That's how Milby High School started this school year."It's mixed feeling on it. Part of it is that this building has been here for such a long timeand there's a lot of memories associated with it," says Roy de la Garza, principal of Milby High School.For the first time since 1926, Milby High, known as one of the oldest and most prestigious schools in HISD closed it's doors.Fox 26 News got a tour of what was left and what's to co...
    Empty, dark and with the sound of bull dozers in the background.That's how Milby High School started this school year."It's mixed feeling on it. Part of it is that this building has been here for such a long timeand there's a lot of memories associated with it," says Roy de la Garza, principal of Milby High School.For the first time since 1926, Milby High, known as one of the oldest and most prestigious schools in HISD closed it's doors.Fox 26 News got a tour of what was left and what's to co...
  • Having "The Talk"

    Having "The Talk"

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:16 PM EDT2014-08-29 03:16:13 GMT
    LET'S TALK ABOUT SEXIt can be one of the most nerve-racking parts of being a parent – having the “birds and the bees” talk with your child. But experts say it's better if they hear about sex from you, than from on the playground from their friends.More than 40% of kids have sex before “the talk” with their parents ever happens, according to one study. “I don't think enough parents do have that talk and a lot of kids learn it on the streets,” said one Houston parent.And for many children the s...
    LET'S TALK ABOUT SEXIt can be one of the most nerve-racking parts of being a parent – having the “birds and the bees” talk with your child. But experts say it's better if they hear about sex from you, than from on the playground from their friends.More than 40% of kids have sex before “the talk” with their parents ever happens, according to one study. “I don't think enough parents do have that talk and a lot of kids learn it on the streets,” said one Houston parent.And for many children the s...
Powered by WorldNow

KRIV FOX 26
4261 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77027

Phone: (713) 479-2801
Fax: (713) 479-2859

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices