Police Identify Motel Intruder Shot By Ex-CNN Reporter

Police said the man fatally shot by a former CNN reporter at an Albuquerque motel had fled parole in Tennessee. Albuquerque Police Department spokesman Tanner Tixier said late Thursday that Tomorio Walton had absconded from parole out of Memphis, and it wasn't clear how long he had been in New Mexico. Authorities said Chuck de Caro and his wife, Lynne Russell, were in their room when Walton allegedly tried to rob them. In a telephone interview with The Associated Press, Russell said her husband was shot three times and was recovering at a hospital.
Russell, a former CNN anchor, said the couple was four days into a trip when they stopped at an Albuquerque Motel 6 on Tuesday night.
Walton allegedly took de Caro's briefcase before shooting at him. Both Russell and de Caro have concealed-carry weapons permits, and de Caro fired back.
De Caro killed Walton when he returned fire.



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