Source: Richard Moorhead

A 69-year old Ohio woman shot and killed a violent intruder who entered her North Olmsted, Ohio home late Sunday night, retrieving a firearm and shooting the home invader.

The senior couple have no relationship with the random home intruder, who was taken to an area hospital and died after breaking into the home. In a 911 call released by the North Olmsted police, the unnamed woman requests authorities to send an ambulance after the chilling home invasion incident.

Police reports describe 21-year old Keyarra Tompkins knocking on the front door of the couple’s home, going on to force her way inside and attack the woman’s 72-year old husband. The wife retrieved a firearm and shot Tompkins in the stomach, incapacitating the home invader.

CCTV footage revealed a Phoenix, Arizona homeowner quickly dispatching a gang of armed home invaders last month after the thugs kicked down the front door of their home. Citizens are increasingly dependent on themselves for self-defense, with major American municipalities increasingly reserving law enforcement services for upper-class neighborhoods as a result of political controversies.

Self-defense cases involving private, law-abiding citizens happen all the time, generally ignored by mainstream media.

Ohio is one of several states with a castle doctrine allowing citizens to defend themselves against violent home invaders with lethal force. Police haven’t charged the homeowners with any crimes, and continue to investigate why the home invader chose to target the neighborhood.