Burleson man arrested after fatally shooting neighbor who threatened him, police say

A 42-year-old man accused of fatally shooting his neighbor on Monday afternoon was arrested Tuesday by the Burleson Police Department.

Police said they were called to a home in the 600 block of Lynnewood at about 3:45 p.m. Monday. The caller and homeowner, Patrick Daniel Murphy, told police that his neighbor, Albinus Zoerner, 62, went to his home and threatened him.

While Zoerner was in his house, he shot him, Murphy told police.

Zoerner was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital and died at 4:51 p.m., police said.

Murphy was arrested on suspicion of murder, police said. He had not been arraigned by 10 a.m. Tuesday.

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Nichole Manna is an investigative reporter for the Star-Telegram. Before moving to Fort Worth in July 2018, she covered crime and breaking news in Tennessee, North Carolina, Nebraska and Kansas. She is a 2012 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and grew up in Florida.