A Texas woman appeared to do everything she could to avoid a deadly confrontation — but it was not to be.
Police said the homeowner near Forney in Kaufman County was awakened Thursday morning by someone banging on her front door, KDFW-TV reported.
She didn't answer the door because she didn't recognize the man or his vehicle, the station said.
But soon after, the woman heard her back door being kicked in, KDFW reported.
With that she called 911 and locked herself in a closet while staying on the line with the 911 operator, the station added, noting the time of the call was about 9:45 a.m.
His final faux pas
Then the intruder confronted her while she was still in the closet, KDFW said — and that apparently was the intruder's last mistake.
The homeowner defended herself by shooting the suspect, the station reported.
When Kaufman County sheriff's deputies arrived, the intruder — who has not yet been identified — was pronounced dead, KDFW said.
The woman was not injured, the station reported, adding that the Texas Rangers are assisting sheriffs with the investigation.