February 12, 2013

SELF-DEFENSE: Highland woman says she had no choice but to shoot intruder.

Keeney, 55, said a man forced his way into her apartment in Highland, threw her to the floor and then put her sister, Donna Carlyle, 47, in a choke hold. He demanded money as Carlyle gasped for air.

“All I could see was Donna’s face going blue, like her life was being choked out of her,” said Keeney.

The alleged intruder, 33, was being treated at a hospital Sunday for two gunshot wounds and was listed in critical condition, police said. They have not released his name.

The quote from a (presumably non-gun-owning) neighbor: “If he had picked my place over theirs, it would have been a lot worse.”

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