Man killed after attempting to break into Simpson Co. home

An investigation is underway in Simpson County after a man was killed during an alleged home break-in.

On Monday night just before 9 p.m., Simpson County 911 dispatch received a call of a burglary in progress with shots fired at 135 Dan George Road. The caller stated that a naked man, later identified as Clint Jones Jr., was attempting to break into her mother’s home next door.

According to Simpson County officials, the woman’s husband then went next door and confronted the alleged suspect. The two men reportedly began fighting and shots were fired.

Jones was shot in the torso and arm, authorities said.

Deputies arrived and Jones was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident is still under investigation and the findings will be presented to District Attorney Chris Hennis of the 13th judicial district for review.