An 80-year-old Washington State woman shot and killed an armed intruder who was stabbing her 75-year-old husband.
Police say the 25-year-old suspect was burglarizing the house when he encountered the 75-year-old male resident and started stabbing him repeatedly. The man’s wife, hearing the commotion, armed herself and opened fire on the assailant.
The husband was transported by air to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle in critical condition.
Police arrived to find the 25-year-old home invader dead on arrival.
As Sheriff’s department spokeswoman Shari Ireton told reporters:
“Suspect enters the house, stabs the male resident of the house, a 75-year-old male. The wife arms herself, shoots the suspect, a 25-year-old man.
“The male resident of the home, the 75-year-old male, was transported to Harborview [Medical Center]. He was airlifted with stab wounds.
“The 25-year-old suspect was deceased on arrival.”
“At this time, detectives do not believe the suspect was known to the residents of the home and that this was an attempted home burglary,” Ireton said.
The woman’s husband is now in stable but serious condition.
I’d be remiss if we didn’t include some granny with a gun memes: