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Houston attorney killed while allegedly breaking into home in Bullard, Smith County sheriff says

Houston Chronicle 2/6/2023 Megan Munce, Staff writer
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A Houston lawyer was shot and killed while allegedly breaking into a home in Bullard, according to the Smith County Sheriff's Office.

Mark Correro, 50, was shot by a Bullard homeowner after allegedly breaking into their home and making death threats, ABC13 and CBS19 report. Citing Smith County Sheriff's Office deputies, ABC13 reports Correro broke into the home around 11:30 a.m. Saturday and insisted the homeowner had stolen his truck.

The homeowner was able to get Correro out of the house, but the Houston man remained outside and began shouting an unknown woman's name, sheriff's office officials told CBS19. When the homeowner's fiance went outside, Correro approached the couple "aggressively," made death threats and charged toward them, causing the homeowner to shoot Corerro in the chest with a shotgun, the outlet reported.

According to his website, Correro was a Houston-based civil litigation lawyer who had been involved in several high-profile cases, including representing Deutsche Bank in the Enron class action suit and a man involved in police raids targeting Ethiopian and Somali communities in Harris County.

Correro was pronounced dead at the house by paramedics, according to ABC13

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