Man shot during home invasion dies

Posted Tuesday, Jun. 25, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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A 29-year-old man shot in the head during an exchange of gunfire with four people who broke into his home early Sunday has died from his injuries.

AnJoria Atchison was pronounced dead at 8:17 a.m. Tuesday at John Peter Smith Hospital, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office.

Police have said they believe four people kicked in the door of Atchison’s duplex in the 6700 block of Glenbrook Lane about 3:40 a.m. Sunday with plans to rob Atchison. During an exchange of gunfire, Atchison and two of the suspects were shot, police said.

The suspects fled the scene. A short time later, officers were alerted that two of the suspects, Donald Davis, 20, and Drayon Demond Perkins, 19, arrived by private vehicle at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth and had gunshot wounds.

Davis was transferred to Texas Health Harris Methodist near downtown for surgery but was pronounced dead Sunday morning from a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

Perkins remains hospitalized but has been arrested on a murder warrant.

The investigation is continuing.

Atchison’s cousin, who asked not to be named for fear of retaliation, described Atchison as a giving man who was always smiling. She said he had recently talked of returning to college.

She described Atchison’s family as “very strong” and church-oriented.

“At this point, we’ve turned it over into God’s hands. We’ve prayed about it. All we can have is our good memories of him,” the cousin said.

“Yes, we’re mad because we don’t understand why, but it’s not our place to know why. We just know it was his time.”

Deanna Boyd, 817-390-7655 Twitter: @deannaboyd

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