Tennessee woman, 80, defends home from intruder

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BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT/WBBJ) -- On Monday morning, Tennessee police in Brownsville responded to a reported home break-in, according to CBS affiliate WBBJ.

The victim told police she was in bed when she heard a loud noise. She got a weapon and went to check it out.

The woman said she asked the intruder, "What're you doing in my house?" Officials said the intruder responded by firing a few rounds.

"Well," said Assistant Chief Kelvin Evans, "She responded back by firing a couple rounds from her weapon."

Investigators said the victim's kitchen window had been broken into with some kind of brick or stone.

Police said that break-in wasn't the only crime committed.

“In the midst of these two crimes, the suspect committed three other crimes, while officers were working the crime scene,” Evans said.

Officials eventually located the suspect, thanks to a blood trail he left on the street.

“Three counts of aggravated burglary, he’s facing one count of attempted first degree murder,” Evans said. The investigation is ongoing.