Mom Finds Guy in Her Kid's Bedroom, Shoots Him

Woman killed 59-year-old intruder in Portland
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 27, 2016 12:45 PM CDT
Mom Finds Guy in Her Kid's Bedroom, Shoots Him
She found an "unknown man" inside.   (Shutterstock)

A man is dead in Portland after a 33-year-old woman returned home early Sunday to find him in her kid's bedroom, police say. Authorities say the woman arrived with her 5- and 10-year-old children in tow only to realize the 59-year-old man had somehow gotten inside during their absence, per OregonLive. She then grabbed her handgun and shot the "unknown man," police say. It isn't clear how many times he was shot, but police say he was dead when paramedics arrived around 1:47am.

"The victim cooperated with the investigation and was not arrested," according to a release. "Once the investigation is complete, the case will be presented to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review." A neighbor tells KOIN that the woman's house was vacant before she moved in and may have been home to squatters. "It's very scary," she says. "I probably would've done the same thing." (A woman shot her stalker when she found him under her bed.)

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