Report: Man shot neighbor 15 times for interrupting football

A man who shot and killed his neighbor last year for slamming a door is facing charges of murder and carrying a concealed firearm, police said.

Demetrius Lamar Brock, 43, lived at the Falcon Landing apartments on Madre Mesa Drive, where his neighbor, Tyrollia Belt, slammed his front door often, according to his arrest report.

On Nov. 5, Brock confronted Belt after he slammed the door, interrupting football on Brock’s TV. The argument escalated, Belt left with his wife, and Brock reported him to security.

When Brock left his apartment several hours later to pick up dinner, he encountered Belt, who insulted him, according to his arrest report.

Another argument ensued and Brock shot Belt multiple times, according to police. Brock told police Belt kept coming toward him.

Police counted 15 cartridge casings after the shooting.

Brock told them he fired so many times because he was trained by the U.S. Air Force to “neutralize threats.”

Detectives identified Brock the night of the incident as a person of interest, but said the arrest warrant was not issued until August because they were gathering evidence. He was arrested Friday, more than 10 months after the incident.

Brock was to appear in court Tuesday on charges of murder with the use of a deadly weapon and carrying a concealed firearm. He was being held without bail.


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