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Crook forces way into home, stabs resident amid fight. But victim's wife grabs gun, opens fire — and permanently ends threat.
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Crook forces way into home, stabs resident amid fight. But victim's wife grabs gun, opens fire — and permanently ends threat.

A 22-year-old man forced his way into an Alaska home over the weekend and fought with a male resident, stabbing the victim in the arm, police told the Anchorage Daily News. But the victim's wife grabbed a gun and opened fire, killing the intruder, cops added to the paper.

What are the details?

Justice Beaudoin-Martinez forced his way through the Wasilla home’s sliding glass door in an attempted burglary Sunday morning, Alaska State Troopers spokesman Tim DeSpain told the paper. Wasilla is a little less than an hour northeast of Anchorage.

Both residents were home when the suspect entered, but they were not immediately aware of his presence, DeSpain added to the Daily News.

A fight broke out when they noticed Beaudoin-Martinez around 9 a.m., troopers told the paper, adding that the man who lives in the home was stabbed in the arm during the fight.

With that, the stabbing victim's wife grabbed a gun and shot Beaudoin-Martinez in defense of her husband, troopers added to the Daily News. Troopers noted that she fired a single shot.

Beaudoin-Martinez died at the scene, DeSpain noted to the paper, adding that the stabbing victim was treated at a hospital for a wound that troopers described as non-life-threatening.

Beaudoin-Martinez, a Houston resident, did not know the couple, troopers told the Daily News. Troopers said next of kin was notified.

Troopers added to the paper that investigators at the scene said the evidence was consistent with an act of self-defense.

DeSpain told Alaska Public Media that some of the homeowners’ belongings had been found in Beaudoin-Martinez’s backpack. The weapons involved in the incident included a buck knife that Beaudoin-Martinez used to stab the husband and a .44 Magnum revolver the wife fired at Beaudoin-Martinez in response, DeSpain also told the outlet.

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