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Woman shoots intruder, saves siser
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http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/highl...6c092.html

HIGHLAND • Debi Keeney says she was only trying to save her sister's life when she shot a man who had forced his way into her apartment.

She says her sister, Donna Carlyle, 47, was gasping as the man demanded money and put Carlyle in a choke hold after breaking in early this morning.

"All I could see was Donna's face going blue, like her life was being choked out of her," Keeney, 55, said in an interview this afternoon.

The alleged intruder, 33, is being treated at a local hospital for multiple gunshot wounds and is listed in critical condition, police said. They have not released his name.

The incident occurred at about 3:30 a.m. at an apartment complex in the 2600 block of Eagle Way in Highland.

Keeney and Carlyle live next door to each other. Carlyle was visiting her sister's apartment when the assault happened.

Highland Police Chief Terry Bell said this morning that the man was shot multiple times and that police were still "piecing it together."

He added that he had no information to believe the man knew the women.

Keeney said in the interview that she only shot the man once with her gun, which she described as a five-shot, .22-caliber derringer. A friend bought it for her years ago, she said. Police for now are keeping the gun as evidence.

Keeney also said neither she nor her sister knew the intruder.

"I have no idea where he came from or where he was going," she said.

Keeney had walked outside her apartment to smoke a cigarette when she was attacked.

"As I was closing the door behind me, this really big man pushed his way through the door," she said. "I started pushing back...He put one arm behind my arm and picked me up and threw me over my couch."

The man then went behind a recliner, where her sister was sitting, and put Carlyle in a

"He had her trapped like a rat," Keeney said

Keeney said she usually keeps her gun in a nightstand drawer located next to her couch. She grabbed the gun and told the man to let her sister go.

"We both were saying we don't have any money," she said. "If we would have had any money, we would have given it to him."

Keeney says she then fired what she thought was a warning shot.

"I told him, 'I'm going to shoot you if you don't let her go,' " she recalled. "With that, I shot him in the back because he moved from behind the chair. He let her go. He took some steps

The man fell to the floor, and Keeney stood over him, waiting for police to arrive.

"I was scared to death that he was going to kill my sister," she said. "It was dark. He was a huge man, and it was 3-something in the morning."
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Idiot. This is now an accidental shooting (negligent discharge and perhaps manslaughter) because she said it was supposed to be a warning shot. Slaps head, she's a moron. If she had just said,"So I shot the fucker" she'd be fine...

Internet troll;82580 Wrote:http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/highl...6c092.html

HIGHLAND • Debi Keeney says she was only trying to save her sister's life when she shot a man who had forced his way into her apartment.

She says her sister, Donna Carlyle, 47, was gasping as the man demanded money and put Carlyle in a choke hold after breaking in early this morning.

"All I could see was Donna's face going blue, like her life was being choked out of her," Keeney, 55, said in an interview this afternoon.

The alleged intruder, 33, is being treated at a local hospital for multiple gunshot wounds and is listed in critical condition, police said. They have not released his name.

The incident occurred at about 3:30 a.m. at an apartment complex in the 2600 block of Eagle Way in Highland.

Keeney and Carlyle live next door to each other. Carlyle was visiting her sister's apartment when the assault happened.

Highland Police Chief Terry Bell said this morning that the man was shot multiple times and that police were still "piecing it together."

He added that he had no information to believe the man knew the women.

Keeney said in the interview that she only shot the man once with her gun, which she described as a five-shot, .22-caliber derringer. A friend bought it for her years ago, she said. Police for now are keeping the gun as evidence.

Keeney also said neither she nor her sister knew the intruder.

"I have no idea where he came from or where he was going," she said.

Keeney had walked outside her apartment to smoke a cigarette when she was attacked.

"As I was closing the door behind me, this really big man pushed his way through the door," she said. "I started pushing back...He put one arm behind my arm and picked me up and threw me over my couch."

The man then went behind a recliner, where her sister was sitting, and put Carlyle in a

"He had her trapped like a rat," Keeney said

Keeney said she usually keeps her gun in a nightstand drawer located next to her couch. She grabbed the gun and told the man to let her sister go.

"We both were saying we don't have any money," she said. "If we would have had any money, we would have given it to him."

Keeney says she then fired what she thought was a warning shot.

"I told him, 'I'm going to shoot you if you don't let her go,' " she recalled. "With that, I shot him in the back because he moved from behind the chair. He let her go. He took some steps

The man fell to the floor, and Keeney stood over him, waiting for police to arrive.

"I was scared to death that he was going to kill my sister," she said. "It was dark. He was a huge man, and it was 3-something in the morning."
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I suppose they always keep the gun "as evidence"?

In other words, always use your cheapest gun for home defense because if you have to use it, you won't ever see it again?

Poor lady. Yeah sounds like she nervously blabbed to the cops instead of trying to calmly tell what happened. Guy was trying to kill her sister. She shot him to save the sister. End of story.
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She fired a "warning shot" yet the assailant had multiple wounds. Something doesn't add up.

Glad the sisters are physically OK.
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