- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A grand jury has cleared a 33-year-old Portland woman of any criminal wrongdoing after she shot and killed an intruder in one of her children’s bedrooms.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (https://goo.gl/v4jLOr ) the grand jury returned its decision Tuesday.

Tara-Alexis Ford shot 59-year-old David Daniel McCrary of Gresham, Oregon, in the early morning hours of June 26. She told police she came home with her 5 and 10-year-old children and encountered the man.

Police say he may have been struggling with mental health issues.

Oregon law says a person is justified in using “deadly physical force upon another person” if the other person is burglarizing or trying to burglarize a home.


Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, https://www.oregonlive.com

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