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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