Texas man charged after shooting, killing teens who tried to rob him

Mugshot for Jarrell Ivory Chaney. Courtesy of CBS DFW

IRVING, Texas. (CBS 58) -- A Texas man is facing charges after he allegedly shot and killed two teenagers who attempted to rob him, CBS affiliate KTVT confirms.

Police say that the teens targeted 31-year-old Jarrell Chaney in his apartment. At some point during the robbery, Chaney was able to disarm a juvenile suspect. 

When the three teenage suspects started running away, Chaney allegedly began shooting at them. A 19-year-old was struck by the gunfire from Chaney and later died at the hospital. An 18-year-old was shot and killed on scene. The third juvenile suspect managed to escape without any injuries. 

The investigation remains ongoing.

Irving Police issued a statement on Twitter which read in part, "The act of self-defense deserves careful scrutiny and is depended on the circumstances. No two cases are the same and the difference between justified self-defense and criminal wrongdoing can hinge on the totality of the circumstances."

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