On Sunday, a Marion, Ark., woman in her late 80s received a call at 3:30 in the morning. On the other end of the phone was her alarm company, telling her someone might be in her home. She immediately grabbed her firearm and headed towards the front door.
Crittenden County police tell WREG-TV the woman encountered a man who had forced his way into her home. She called out to the invader to leave, but he kept charging towards her so she fired in self-defense. Investigators say that 19-year-old Cody Smith died at the scene, and added that the intruder lived nearby but not in the same neighborhood.
John Rimmer, a neighbor, told reporters, “We heard he was under the influence of something and wrecked his car.” Whether he was confused or not, Rimmer added that Smith “had no business” breaking into his elderly neighbor’s home.