kills would-be rapist
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"Woman fatally shoots intruder"
WKRN, News 2, Nashville, July 25, 2001
A man is dead after
police say he tried to sexually assault a woman in her own home. It happened on
Russell Street in East Nashville. Click 'Play Video' to watch a live report
filed from the scene by News 2's Lilla
The shooting happened before
Midnight on Tuesday. Police were in and out of the home all night and are still
on the scene investigating the shooting. They waited for daylight to allow them
to take more photos of the scene for the investigation.
According to police, a woman
called 911 and told dispatchers that an intruder had come into her home and
attacked her. She defended herself with a handgun. The alleged intruder was
taken to Vanderbilt Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Homicide detectives say the man
was shot once in the head. According to police, the woman said she knew the man
from the neighborhood. They are looking into the nature of the relationship
between this man and woman as part of their ongoing investigation into this
Police also said there was no
signs of forced entry into the residence, and one other woman was in the home at
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