‘Back off, dude or I’ll kill you’: Elderly Florida woman shoots, kills intruder in her home

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A Florida woman says she was forced to shoot when a stranger came into her home on Sunday afternoon.

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Virginia Morrison spoke to our sister station, WFTV, telling them she had just come in from spending the day outside her Orange County home when a strange man walked into her living room.

“I said who are you and what do you want?” Morrison told WFTV.

Morrison told the station she hit the man with a broom several times, but when it seemed to have no effect, she grabbed her gun.

“I fired one shot above his head and said, ‘Back off dude, or I’ll kill you’ but he just kept coming so I lowered the gun and I shot him,” she told WFTV.

Deputies said they performed CPR on the man, who died after he was taken to the hospital. Morrison told WFTV she didn’t know that the man died until deputies told her.

“I feel bad about it, but I’m trying to protect me,” Morrison said to WFTV.

Investigators have not identified the man, only telling WFTV that he was in his 30s.