Man arrested in deadly Phoenix shooting

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A 48-year-old Phoenix man was arrested after police said he shot a homeless man who walked into his front yard late Friday night.

Donald Jackson Taylor was arrested and charged with one count of misconduct involving weapons after the incident.

Police said a 57-year-old transient man with a history of threatening people in the area walked into Taylor's front yard and began shouting at him at about 11:30 p.m. Friday.

Taylor told the man to leave and warned him not to come any closer, according to police. The man continued to walk toward Taylor, who reportedly fired one round from a shotgun, striking the man.

He was taken to local hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

Police said Jackson was prohibited from owning firearms because of a previous conviction about three decades earlier in another state. He was booked into Maricopa County Jail.

The case has been turned over to the Maricopa County Attorney's Office for review.

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