Hartford woman shot and killed man attempting to break into home

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A man has been shot and killed after attempting to break into a woman’s home Saturday night.

Geneva County Sheriff Tony Helms told WDHN that just after 8 p.m. June 23, emergency responders arrived at a rural home on County Road 69, outside of Hartford.

Helms said that before their arrival, a Hispanic male had attempted to break through a door of the residence when the woman inside repeatedly told the individual to get away that she had called authorities.

Helms said that when the individual began to gain entry into the home, the woman got a shotgun and fired through the door striking and killing the man.

Authorities are still investigating the shooting, but Helms says he does not expect any charges to be filed as the woman was acting in self-defense. 

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