A fatal shooting occurred after a man attempted to break into a woman’s apartment by smashing her kitchen window, according to the Smyrna Police Department.
The incident occurred at approximately 7:50 p.m. on Thursday at the Alder Park apartments, located off Spring Road SE.
The woman reported hearing a man banging on her front door. Instead of opening it, she communicated with him from inside her apartment. Despite her requests for him to leave, the man continued to bang on the door and eventually broke her kitchen window.
As the intruder forced his way into her apartment through the shattered window, the woman fired her weapon and shot the man. When the police came to the scene of the crime, they attempted to save his life. However, he ultimately succumbed to his injuries after being transported to a hospital.
The Smyrna Police Department announced that no charges would be filed in this case.
The names of the individuals involved have not been released, and the next of kin have not yet been notified.