PHOENIX - A convicted felon who's banned from owning a firearm has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a homeless man in Phoenix.
Authorities say 48-year-old Donald Jackson Taylor is being held on a $5,000 bond in Maricopa County Jail on suspicion of possessing a weapon by a prohibited person.
Phoenix police say a 57-year-old homeless man was fatally shot Friday night in the front yard of Taylor's home.
The Arizona Republic says Taylor called 911 after he allegedly shot the man with a 12-gauge shotgun.
Taylor claims self-defense and says the man was threatening to kill him.
The name of the homeless man hasn't been released by authorities yet.
Police say during questioning, Taylor admitted he was convicted of a felony 30 years ago and has served prison time.
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