Female Intruder Ignores Warnings Of Armed Residents And Learns Her Lesson The Hard Way


MODESTO, CALIFORNIA – A female suspect was fatally shot while allegedly attempting to break into a couple’s home Tuesday night.  The incident occurred in the unincorporated area of Modesto on Tuesday night, along a rural asphalt two-lane road lined by orchards, vineyards, farmhouses, and upscale homes.

The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department said that the shooting is being investigated as an act of self-defense. Deputies responded to the 3900 block of Blue Gum Avenue around 7:50 p.m. for an apparent home invasion. Upon arrival, they located an unresponsive woman in a parked car and determined she had been fatally shot.

The preliminary investigation shows that the woman, currently unidentified, attempted to force entry into the home by smashing a sliding glass door with a fire extinguisher.

The two residents of the home called to nearby neighbors for help and armed themselves when it became apparent that the woman was attempting to break in.  They verbally warned her to go away, but she continued her efforts to enter the home and threatened to kill the couple.

With their warnings ignored, a female occupant of the home fired a single shot, striking the intruder in the torso. The suspect then broke into one of the couple’s cars and died inside.

The residents of the home were not injured. The sheriff’s department is continuing to investigate the incident as self-defense, and the couple has been cooperative. An autopsy was scheduled, and the woman’s identity will be released after her family has been notified.

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Edgar Lee is a contributor for Concealed Nation. After spending 20 years in the fire service, he is currently in his second career as a business and technology manager, and he and his wife are successful small business owners.

Outside of work his interests include camping, hiking, fishing, metal detecting, home improvement projects and motorcycling. He also enjoys reading biographies and auto biographies, military history, and writing about modern-day personal safety and security. He has visited much of the continental US, but still considers his home state of North Carolina as his favorite.

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