Sheriff: Geneva County woman shoots, kills man beating on her door

(Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)
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Updated: Jun. 25, 2018 at 4:49 PM CDT
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GENEVA COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - A woman shot a man Saturday night after she says he was beating on her door, according to the Geneva County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff Tony Helms says the woman reported a man walked onto her property at around 7 p.m. Saturday and looked through her window. She saw him and went to the front door and locked it, when the man went around to the front of the house and began beating on the door.

Helms says the woman called a friend, who called the police, and she got her rifle. She warned the man police were on the way and she called another person for help. According to the woman, the man continued to beat on the door, so she shot him through the door. She called 911 after the shooting.

The man, who the woman says she did not know, died at the scene. His name has not been released.

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