Houston attorney Dick DeGuerin said Magee and his girlfriend, who is five months pregnant with Magee's baby, were asleep in the living room of the trailer home when they were awakened by "explosives" going off near the front windows and loud pounding on the front door.
Moments later, Magee saw a person whom he said he couldn't identify in the dark burst through his door, DeGuerin said, adding that Magee -- who has a felony and misdemeanor drug conviction -- believed the man rushing in was an intruder and he needed to defend himself.
Magee grabbed a rifle leaning against his bedroom door frame and fired, striking and killing 31-year-old Sowders, DeGuerin said
According to the affidavit for the warrant, Sowders received information from an investigator that Magee was growing marijuana and possibly had stolen guns, as well as other drugs inside his home
Sowders applied for the search warrant after consulting with the district attorney's office, according to the original affidavit, which included a request from Sowders to enter the home "without first knocking and announcing the presence and purpose of officers."
I hate that a police officer was killed, but there is absolutely no reason to raid a home like this over damn weed or the possibility of illegal guns. Is he going to flush guns and plants down a toilet in the time it takes them to identify themselves as police officers?
They were afraid he had guns and might use them- so naturally barging in seemed like a good idea