69-year-old woman shoots, kills home intruder in North Olmsted

Published: Sep. 20, 2021 at 7:53 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 20, 2021 at 9:01 AM EDT
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NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio (WOIO) - A 21-year-old woman was shot and killed after police said she forced her way into a couple’s North Olmsted home.

According to the North Olmsted Police Department, the woman broke into the husband and wife’s home on Mastick Road just before 11 p.m. Sunday.

Police said the intruder fought with the 72-year-old husband. It was then that the 69-year-old wife grabbed their gun and pulled the trigger, hitting the intruder in the stomach.

Police identified the intruder as Keyarra Tompkins, of Cleveland. She was taken to the hospital, where she later died.

The homeowners told police they did not know Tompkins.

The thought of this being a random act sent chills down the spine of neighbor Tatyana Wargo.

“I had goosebumps all over my body,” Wargo told 19 News.

The terrifying ordeal happened just feet from Wargo’s home, prompting her to take new precautions.

She has a Ring doorbell at her front door, but says it wasn’t active when the intruder struck her neighbor’s home.

Wargo told 19 News on Monday she planned to reactivate her subscription with Ring right away.

“I was going to do it last night, but we didn’t because we were decorating and I’m doing it today,” she said.

Police said the homeowners have not been charged and are continuing to investigate to figure out why Tompkins picked that particular home in that particular neighbohood.

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