- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 11, 2017

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Police say a man accused of shooting a woman in front of his south Des Moines home told officers he had no choice after the woman broken into his home and tried to strangle him with a scarf.

Police say officers were called to the house just before midnight Monday for a report of a fight. They found the 71-year-old homeowner, who told police he was in a bedroom with a gun when a woman wearing a headlamp broke in.

He says they fought, and she choked him with the scarf, so he “had no choice but to shoot her.”

A woman later called police to say she had been shot several blocks away, but police determined she was the woman the homeowner had shot. She is expected to recover.


Information from: The Des Moines Register, https://www.desmoinesregister.com

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