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KC woman shoots would-be intruder

Updated: 2013-05-23T23:02:03Z

A Kansas City woman shot a would-be intruder through her back door Thursday afternoon.

The woman, believed to be in her 50s, called police shortly after noon to her home in the 10600 block of Greenwood Road.

She said a car backed into her driveway and a man knocked on her door. She didn’t recognize him, so she didn’t open the door.

Then she heard two men at her back door. She could see through her window blinds that one of them was wearing blue latex gloves and preparing to kick open the door. She fired through the door, and at least one of the men fired back into her house. The woman was not hurt.

The men then drove away.

Three minutes later, police received a 911 call from a cellphone. The caller said, “My brother’s been shot,” but didn’t provide a location.

About 12:20 p.m., a man shot in the chest showed up at Research Medical Center with two other men. Police arrested the three and questioned them about the attempted burglary and shooting.

| Christine Vendel, cvendel@kcstar.com

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