Woman shoots, kills man who forced his way into Smyrna apartment, police say

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

A woman who was home alone shot and killed a man who forced his way into her Smyrna apartment Thursday night, police said.

The shooting took place at the Alder Park Apartments on Cumberland Way just before 8 p.m., according to Smyrna police. Officials did not say if the woman knew the man, and his identity has not been released pending notification of his next of kin.

The incident began when the man went to the woman’s apartment door and began beating on it, police said. She “verbally confronted” him, police said, but he would not leave. He then moved to the kitchen window, where he banged on the glass so hard that it shattered.

The woman repeatedly told the man to stop, but he forced his way into the apartment through the broken window, police said. The woman then shot him.

Officers provided first aid when they arrived and the man was taken to the hospital, but he did not survive.

Authorities said no charges are expected to be filed.

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