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80-year-old grandma fatally shoots teenage graduate student who broke into her home

By Mason White 9:56 AM November 1, 2017
Cody Smith
Cody Smith
By: Alexis Bell  WorldWideWeirdNews.com

(Scroll down for video) An elderly woman in Arkansas was in distress and called police when someone broke into her home.

The Crittenden County Sheriff’s Office said they received a call from an alarm system around 3:30 a.m. from a house on Marion Lake Road.

When they called the house, the 80-year-old homeowner said that someone broke into her house, where she lives alone.

The grandma yelled at the man who was identified as 19-year-old Cody Smith, a recent graduate of Marion High School, to leave home.

He did not listen, and instead, kept walking towards her. That’s when she shot him.

The sheriff’s office said that the woman has not been charged but the investigation is ongoing.

Detectives are trying to figure out why Smith went into the woman’s home.

Friends said that Smith was at a party, where he had been drinking before he went to the woman’s home.

The Smith family lost their grandmother earlier this month and are now grieving the loss of their teenage son.