(Marion, Arkansas) – According to WREG Channel 3, an elderly widow shot and killed a 19-year-old home invasion suspect during a middle of the night incident.
ADT Security received a burglar alarm call at 3:31 A.M. last Sunday, and notified local authorities, who dispatched officers.
Upon their arrival, they found 19-year-old Cody Smith dead of a gunshot wound.
The widow, whose name has not been disclosed, told police that Smith forced his way into her home and refused to leave.
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.
Neighbors of the woman said the suspect was under the influence of alcohol, having just left a party, and that he had wrecked his car before forcing entry into the woman’s home.
Police said the investigation is ongoing, but that no charges have been filed at this time. Arkansas is a Stand-Your-Ground law state.