Woman finds an intruder in her home and opens fire

ANNISTON, AL (WBRC) - An east Alabama woman shoots and kills an intruder.

It happened late Tuesday night on Hughes Road just south of Piedmont.

The Calhoun County Sheriff's Department says the woman was alone at her house when she heard someone trying to get inside.

She grabbed her gun and searched. She found the intruder in a bedroom where she fired and hit the suspect several times.

The man has been identified as 39-year-old Dale Scott of Florida.

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