Kaufman County Woman Shot Burglar Dead in Self-defense, Officials Say

A Kaufman County woman was woken by a burglar and fatally shot him in self-defense Thursday morning, police say.The woman called 911 from the 8000 block of FM 2757, near Interstate 20 and Malloy Bridge Road, around 9:45 a.m.She woke up to a man she did not recognize banging on her front door, she told operators, and called 911 from a locked closet when she heard the back door being kicked in.The woman stayed on the line with operators until the burglar confronted her, at which point she shot him in self-defense, Kaufman County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Jolie Stewart said.Sheriff's deputies found the man, whose identity hasn't been released, dead in the home. Texas Rangers and the Kaufman County Sheriff's Office are investigating.  Continue reading...

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