Midland Man Dead After Attempted Assault 4/24/13
Midland Police Department
MIDLAND - One man died from a shotgun wound after attempting to gain entry to his neighbor’s house and commit aggravated assault late Tuesday evening.
Midland Police responded to a shooting at 11:52 p.m. Tuesday in the 2400 block of Brunson. When officers arrived, they found Samuel Pompa, 32, of Midland, with a shotgun wound to the chest. Pompa was transported to Midland Memorial Hospital, where he died from his wounds.
The investigation found that Pompa had tried to break into the residence of 19-year-old Jonathan McDaniel, who was living in a separate unit at the same address as Pompa. Pompa was armed with a baseball bat and McDaniel used deadly force with a shotgun to protect himself and others at his residence. No arrests were made.