Elderly Woman Shoots, Kills Intruder

An elderly Arkansas woman shot a home intruder Sunday morning, killing the 19-year-old man, authorities said.

The ADT alarm company received a burglar alarm call at the woman’s house at 3:31 a.m. Sunday, according to the Crittenden County Sheriff’s Department.

The alarm company made contact with the homeowner, who is in her late 80s and lives by herself. They then called officers in Marion and Crittenden County, who responded, according to WREG.

The woman told authorities she called out to the intruder who forcefully entered the home and ordered him to leave her home. She said he advanced toward her and that’s when she shot him in self-defense.

“Of course it makes you be a little more concerned about your neighborhood if have people that are breaking into homes,” said John Rimmer, neighbor. (Read more from “Elderly Woman Shoots, Kills Intruder” HERE)

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