Woman Shoots at 2 Intruders; 1 Dead: Police

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    Dallas police say a woman fatally shot one of two people who kicked in the door to her house. (Published Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012)

    Dallas police said a woman shot at two people who kicked in the door to her house late Wednesday morning, killing one.

    The shooting occurred at about 11:30 a.m. in the 7200 block of Concordia Drive.

    Dallas police said the woman was home alone when she heard a noise -- two men had kicked in the front door of her house.

    She confronted the two men as they reached the second-floor landing and shot at them several times, police said.

    The intruders ran out the front door, and one of the men collapsed from a gunshot wound, police said.

    He was transported to Methodist Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The other man is still on the run.

    Investigators said a gun recovered at the home indicates that at least one of the intruders was armed.

    Charles Brown, the father of the 22-year-old woman who fired the shots, said he is proud of his daughter.

    "Yeah, it is -- it's puffed out because I'm real proud of her because I taught her that," he said. "I taught my girls that -- to defend themselves when someone come to hurt them, and apparently she listened."

    Brown said their home has been broken into once before.

    "I'm feeling real disgusted about this neighborhood at this moment, that a man can't go to work and make an honest day's living without some thug breaking into his house," he said.

    Because his daughter works at night and sleeps during the day, he left the gun by her pillow, just like he does every day, Brown said.

    He said he will now teach his daughter how to forgive herself for taking a life.

    "I really don't have a problem with what my baby done to them," he said. "I just hate that she hesitated and didn't get them both."

    NBC 5's Randy McIlwain contributed to this report.