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Teenager Allegedly Rapes Homeowner at Gunpoint, Gets Shot and Killed by Neighbor

Raised Gun self-defense AP Photo/Seth Wenig
AP Photo/Seth Wenig

On April 13, a 17-year-old allegedly broke into an Gadsden, Alabama, home and raped the female homeowner at gun point, only to be shot and killed by the homeowner’s neighbor.

According to WBRC 6, the 17-year-old and two other suspects allegedly broke into the home around 3 a.m. The teenager then allegedly raped the homeowner at gunpoint while the other two suspects “ransacked the home.”

The two other suspects then reportedly left, but the 17-year-old stayed behind and allegedly beat the woman about the head with his handgun.

He allegedly demanded money from her, but the homeowner said she kept all her money at her neighbor’s house, at which time the 17-year-old is said to have walked the woman to the neighbor’s house and pointed his gun at him. The neighbor responded by raising his own gun and shooting the 17-year-old in the chest, killing him.

Police took the neighbor to headquarters and questioned him, then released him. The female homeowner was treated for injuries at a local hospital.

Gene Handy lives just up the street from where the incident occurred. He said, “It’s a blessing the guy was at home where the lady could get his attention and maybe this will get our neighbors to look out and help each other.”

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