80-year-old woman shoots and kills home intruder who stabbed her husband


Steven N. Sheppard 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A young man was shot and killed after he broke into the home of an elderly couple.

Police in Washington, said that the elderly woman called 911 at 8:30 p.m., and informed them that she shot an intruder who had attacked her husband with a large knife, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office.

The 80-year-old woman told police that the man broke into their home and went to their medicine cabinet.

He then attacked her husband and stabbed him several times with a knife. Meanwhile, the wife went into her bedroom and grabbed a loaded gun.

She shot the intruder, who was identified as 25-year-old Steven N. Sheppard, multiple times. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The husband was flown to the Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, with abdominal stab wounds. He is currently listed in serious but stable condition.