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Woman allegedly harasses neighborhood residents, starts beating up female. When homeowner warns her to stop, woman allegedly charges at him — and he shoots her dead.

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A woman allegedly was harassing residents of Long Beach, California, early Saturday morning and then began beating up a female. When a homeowner hollered at her to stop, the woman allegedly charged at him — and he shot her dead.

What are the details?

Police believe 44-year-old Andrea Powell was walking up and down the 600 block of Roycroft Avenue trying to enter homes and screaming and confronting people, KTTV-TV reported, adding that witnesses told police she didn't live in the neighborhood.

Ring cameras caught Powell on the doorsteps of several homes, the station said, adding that one video shows her holding a large stick before a dog chases her away.

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Resident Eileen Gelso told KCAL-TV Powell was banging on doors and demanding money: "She was definitely dangerous. I believe that."

Witnesses added to KCAL that when a female neighbor pulled into her driveway, Powell blocked her from getting out of the car.

"Apparently she really beat the heck out of that poor woman that she dragged out of the car with stick," Gelso told KCAL. "And she was yelling, and all the neighbors heard it."

That's when a homeowner — whom investigators believe had armed himself due to "prior suspicious activity in front of his residence" — heard the screams and warned Powell to stop, KCAL reported.

But KCAL said Powell charged at the homeowner, and police said that's when he fired one fatal shot in her head around 1 a.m.

"Through their preliminary investigation, including statements provided from witnesses, detectives learned a male adult observed a female adult attacking another woman," Long Beach Police Department spokesperson Alyssa Baeza told KCAL. "The female victim was calling for help, and the man armed himself with a handgun."

Gelso told KCAL the man who pulled the trigger "was trying to protect himself and the other neighbors as well."

The homeowner was detained, and officers recovered his handgun from the scene, KCAL reported, adding that after gathering evidence and interviewing witnesses, he was released. Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón's office will determine if he'll face charges, KTTV said.

Anything else?

KCAL added that Powell's family members said they're planning on pursuing legal action against the homeowner, that Powell was in a mental crisis at the time of the incident, and that the use of force was unnecessary.

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