A suspected intruder attacked two sisters, 75 and 64, in their Georgia home earlier this week — but police said the younger sister pulled out a gun and fired three shots, killing him, WJAX-TV reported.
Deputies told the station they received a 911 call about a burglary in progress at the Folkston home about 8 p.m. Tuesday, but when officers arrived they found the suspect — indentified as 40-year-old Jonathan Green, WJXT-TV reported — lying unresponsive near the street in front of the house.
The 64-year-old sister told police she was attacked from behind after the suspect broke in, but she got away and armed herself with small-caliber pistol, WJXT reported. After she shot the suspect, he exited through the front door, the station added.
The 75-year-old sister had a cut on her head; her younger sister received minor injuries. They were taken to a hospital to be checked.
Police found blood in the house, on the front porch and in the yard, WJXT said.
A woman claiming to be Green’s sister sent WJAX a photo purportedly of him and said she was planning to travel to the area to learn more because the circumstances don’t add up for her.
Green’s cousin told WJXT she was shocked about the incident: ”He’s a very funny person, very well known, always joking,” she told the station. “I mean, it’s shocking … to hear say what happened. It’s hard to believe.” But she added that Green had been in trouble before.