Area man who opened fire on ex-girlfriend’s home found dead in yard

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CORSICANA, Texas (KWTX) A Corsciana man who opened fire on his ex-girlfriend’s home, leaving her seriously injured, was found dead of a gunshot wound in the front yard of the residence, authorities said Monday.

Ronnie Don Perkins, 60, died of a single gunshot wound, Navarro County Sheriff Elmer Tanner said in a press release Monday.

Deputies responded just before 12:45 a.m. Sunday to the home at 1004 SE 0010 Corsicana just east of Interstate 45 after receiving a call from the resident, Deborah Ball, who told a dispatcher that Perkins against whom she had a criminal trespass warning, “was parked at her front gate firing a weapon,” Tanner said.

They found Perkins dead in the yard and Deborah Ball inside the home with a wound from a single gunshot “fired by Perkins from a revolver through the front door of the residence,” Tanner said.

Ball was taken to an area hospital.

Ball’s son told deputies “he had fired his weapon in defense of himself and his mother, but was unsure if he had struck the suspect,” Tanner said.

“Deputies learned that Perkins had previously been arrested for trespassing at the same location, and that both parties had a prior dating relationship that had recently ended,” Tanner said.

The shooting is under investigation, Tanner said.