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Man breaks into hearing-impaired woman's home; 62-year-old tells him to leave. But instead he moves toward her — so she takes aim with shotgun.



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Authorities in eastern Oklahoma said a man broke into a hearing-impaired woman's home in Rock Island about 5:30 p.m. Sunday, the Associated Press reported.

Le Flore County Sheriff Rob Seale told the AP the woman yelled at the intruder to get out of the house.

If at first you don't succeed

But when he moved toward her, the 62-year-old woman grabbed a shotgun and shot him once in the chest, the outlet said in a follow-up story.

Deputies discovered the suspect's body in the kitchen area of the house, the AP said, adding that he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The woman was uninjured, the outlet noted, adding that Seale said she didn't know the man and had never seen him before.

Lengthy criminal record

Seale said Tuesday the Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office identified the suspect as Matthew A. Harvey, 31, of Huntington, Arkansas, according to the AP. Rock Island is on the Oklahoma-Arkansas border.

The sheriff added to the outlet that Harvey had a lengthy criminal record in Oklahoma and Arkansas for property and drug crimes.

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