Woman kills 1 intruder, other flees
Citizen Staff Writer
Originally published here
on Feb. 19, 2001
A woman shot and killed one of two
suspected robbers who had broken into her home before dawn today, a sheriff's
The other robber fled the home, in
the 11000 block of South Wells Fargo Road, about three miles southeast of Three
He was still at large at noon
today, said Sheriff's Sgt. James Ogden.
After questioning the woman who
fired the gun and another woman who was in the home, detectives determined the
suspect who fled is acquainted with at least one of the women.
Detectives have a tentative
identification of the man, Ogden said. A description of the man was not
Ogden said the woman shot at the
second man as he ran from the home, but detectives do not think he was hit.
The women were in the home when
two men "burst into the house" shortly before 2 a.m. and
"restrained" the women, Ogden said. He would not comment on how the
women were restrained.
As the men looked through the
house, Ogden said, one of the women managed to free herself, get a pistol and
shoot at one of the intruders.
Ogden said he did not know what
demands the men may have made when they broke into the home or what they were
He also said he did not know
whether either of the men were armed.
Both women were questioned and
released by detectives this morning and are staying either with a friend or
relative, Ogden said.
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