DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Dallas County Medical Examiner released the name of the man allegedly shot and killed by a home owner on Tuesday in east Dallas.READ MORE: North Texas Hospitals Warn Parents After Noticing Recent Rise In Counterfeit Car Seats
Eric Rocha, 22, along with at least two other suspect attempted to break into an occupied home in the 2600 block of Lakeland Road early Tuesday morning according to Dallas Police.
Police say a witness told them the suspects were spotted only minutes before the shooting driving back and forth near the victims home.
The suspects reportedly fired on the home owner, who returned fire.READ MORE: Spoiler Alert: Star Of '1883' Explains Why Scene Pushed Him To Tears
Rocha has arrests and convictions out of Dallas County.
Police are searching for the other suspects.
The homeowner was questioned and released.
The neighborhood has stepped up citizen patrols with the certified Volunteers In Patrol (VIP) program in the area.MORE NEWS: Lake Worth Police Chief Says Officer Sued In Federal Court For Excessive Force, Also Fatally Shot Armed Man During Traffic Stop
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