Woman, 63, fatally shoots invader wearing only boxers

Woman, 63, fatally shoots invader wearing only boxers

NEWPORT, KY (FOX19) - Investigators say a man who entered a house in Newport wearing nothing but his boxer shorts was shot and killed by the woman who lives there.

It all happened near the intersection of 16th and Monmouth around 1 a.m. Monday.

The woman has been identified as Phyllis Maloney, 63. Police say she is shaken up, but not injured.

Maloney told police that a white man burst through a rear door that was unlocked. She told police she had never seen him before, and had no idea why he was there.

Lt. Tom Collins of the Newport Police Department says the man backed Ms. Maloney through the house, and she told the subject several times to leave, but he did not.  She was able to get a firearm out of a drawer, fired two shots, hitting the man once.  The man has not been identified and was pronounced dead at the scene.  Investigators are working to confirm his identity.

A neighbor captured surveillance video where flashes can be seen at the time of the incident. Click the video above to see an excerpt from the surveillance video.

An autopsy of the man is planned, and police hope it may shed some light on the condition the man was in at the time of the shooting.

Lt. Tom Collins of Newport Police told Fox 19, "Obviously she felt that her life was in danger, and she took what action she felt was necessary."

No charges have been filed at this time.

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