Police In Ohio Say Woman Killed Motel Intruder

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- Authorities in Ohio say a 70-year-old woman shot and killed a man who barged into a hotel room with a gun demanding money.

Police say the woman was visiting Columbus for a major horse show at the state fairgrounds and was in the room Wednesday night with a few other people.

They'd left the door open to provide fresh air.

Police say when the intruder entered with a gun attempting to rob the group, the woman pulled out a handgun and shot him.

He stumbled to the parking lot, where he was later pronounced dead.

The woman was interviewed at police headquarters and was released, with no charges filed.

Police have not released her name or said where she's from.

The dead man was not immediately identified.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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  • by Anonymous on Oct 24, 2009 at 04:05 PM
    Go Granny, Go Granny, Go Granny Go!
  • by LEO Location: P-burg on Oct 24, 2009 at 06:20 AM
    To Jim, That is ludicrous what you said !! The castle law is made for situations like this,just like the shooting recently in Pettyville, you invade and physically threaten someone , the person that is being violated can use deadly force to defend themselve. I know I want to get a concealed weapon permit.
  • by ben Location: dont no on Oct 23, 2009 at 05:51 PM
    dont people know you never mess with grandmoms...i always thought that was common knowledge.they dont make it that long taking lip.
  • by randy Location: belpre on Oct 23, 2009 at 12:08 PM
    If only there were more of this there would be a lot less crime committed on the inocent.....go gett'em Gun Totin'Granny!
  • by JJ Location: Wood on Oct 23, 2009 at 09:25 AM
    good 4 her!!!!
  • by April Location: Parkersburg on Oct 23, 2009 at 07:52 AM
    Way to go Grandma! Good for you!
  • by me Location: here on Oct 23, 2009 at 05:55 AM
    good for her........
  • by Anonymous on Oct 23, 2009 at 05:42 AM
    thats the nice thing about concealed carry permits, the bad guys don't know who is armed , good shot lady.
  • by Jim Location: Pburg on Oct 23, 2009 at 04:07 AM
    I'm sur the police will try to charge grandma for some kind of fire arms crime. Even though that fire arm probably saved her life. Cops gotta get some money some how off of this.
  • by mttamom Location: marietta on Oct 22, 2009 at 08:05 PM
    If someone comes around me and brandishes a gun, you'd bet your last dollar that I am gonna get him first!
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