Des Moines, Iowa

From March 17, 2007 KCCI channel 8:

DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police said a woman shot and killed a woman who she said was trying to break into her apartment on Saturday morning.

Police said what’s unusual about the case is that the intruder was a woman.

The victim was in her bedroom at 621 28th Street at about 3 a.m. when she told police she heard someone trying to break in. Police said she used a shotgun to shoot at the intruder.

When police arrived, they found a dead woman lying outside the apartment building. On Saturday morning, they were still trying to figure out the identity of the alleged intruder.

Police said this was a case of self-defense and the woman in the apartment will not be charged. Police also said the women had a prior relationship, but they would not elaborate.

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