When Middletown police responded to a report of shots fired, they discovered 34-year-old Kristina King in her home, suffering “severe damage” from several facial lacerations. It appears King faced the brunt of a violent assault, but stood her ground.
At around 7 p.m. on Wednesday, two women tried to force their way into King’s home. As she fought to keep the door closed, one of the intruders began to slash and cut King’s face, causing her to retreat to the back of the house. Once inside, the woman—who was also armed with a handgun—approached King’s 10-year-old child. That’s when King retrieved her own gun and fired at the invader.
The suspects fled, but a short time later investigators found 25-year-old Brindia Dominque Renee Thompson at a nearby medical center. Thompson was charged with aggravated burglary and felonious assault, while Lt. Jimmy Cunningham told The Journal-News the women may somehow be connected through ex-boyfriends.