Smyrna woman kills stranger who smashed her window, forced his way in to her apartment, police say

SMYRNA, Ga. — A woman shot and killed a man in self-defense at her Smyrna apartment on Thursday night after he shattered her window and forced her way inside, according to investigators.

Police said no charges will be filed and that it appears the two did not know each other.

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Smyrna police said they received a call about a person shot at Alder Park Apartments on Cumberland Way. Officers got to the scene and found a man shot to death at an apartment.

In an update on Friday, police said that the man had broken into a woman’s apartment. The resident told police that she heard someone beating on her front door around 7:50 p.m.


She said the man then walked around to her kitchen window and started banging on that window, causing it to shatter.

The woman kept yelling at him to stop, but he entered the apartment through the window. Police said that is when the woman shot him.

Police have not released the man’s identity.

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