A Dallas man was slain early Tuesday outside a home where his sister-in-law had just been robbed, police said.
Nicolas Ibarra Vega, 31, was fatally shot outside the home in the 500 block of Millett Drive in south Dallas, said Senior Cpl. Janice Crowther, police spokeswoman. The neighborhood is south of where U.S. 67 merges with Interstate 35E.
The incident was reported at 1 a.m., Crowther said.
Two women inside the home told police that they awoke at about 1 a.m. to knocks at the front door, Crowther said. The women ignored them, but the door was kicked open by at least two men.
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One of them put a gun to the head of one of the women and demanded money. The men took her purse and left, Crowther said.
The woman's brother-in-law, Crowther said, "came into the house shortly after the robbery."
"He got a flashlight and went outside and confronted the robbers," she said. "They shot him and he died on the front lawn."
The suspects were described as black men, and no arrests were reported by early Tuesday afternoon, Crowther said.
Meanwhile, Crowther said, homicide detectives on Tuesday were trying to determine if the victims were randomly selected or if the attackers had a specific motive for targeting them, Crowther said.