LAS VEGAS (AP) — A woman shot and killed a man who fell through her ceiling while she was getting dressed, and police said the intruder was a burglary suspect who was trying to evade arrest.
Police said they believe the shooting Tuesday was justified, and they will submit a report to the district attorney.
"I think anyone would agree you'd feel your life was in danger when a burglar falls through your ceiling when you're just getting out of the shower," police Lt. Tom Monahan said.
The intruder, a 31-year-old neighbor, had climbed into the crawl space to elude plainclothes police at his front door, police said.
Monahan said the woman bought the gun after her apartment was burglarized in April. Police suspect the man she shot committed that crime.