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72-Year Old Woman Shoots Intruder Attacking Her Friend

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Washington DC - -(Ammoland.com)-  On October 7 2013, a 72-year old South Carolina woman shot a man after he broke into her home and started beating her friend with a baseball bat.

According to ABC 4 WTAE, 54-year old Richard Keese broke into Francis Ward’s home at 3 PM and began assaulting the women. When Ward’s friend grabbed a baseball bat to defend herself, Keese took it from her and begin beating her with it.

At that point, Ward retrieved a handgun and shot Keese in the head.

Ward only “grazed” Keese’s head but the it ended the assault. Ward said if Keese hadn’t been moving around she would have hit him with a more solid shot “because [she] was aiming for his forehead.” She said Keese “was beating the daylights out of [her friend] with that ball bat and [she] wasn’t going to let that happen.”

Both Ward and her friend were taken to the hospital for treatment once deputies arrived on the scene.

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  • 3 User comments to “72-Year Old Woman Shoots Intruder Attacking Her Friend”

    1. good for this lady, for saving her friend.
      to bad she missed this creep with a kill shot.
      back to the local range for a little more
      practice on moving targets, she will have
      it down pat. kudos to ms ward, and hope her
      friend is recovering nicely.

    2. Hopalong on October 11, 2013 at 8:19 AM said:

      4 stars for Francis ward. I would have done the same thing. A 54 year man should have known better.

    3. That shot sure got his attention real fast and he probably has the mother of all headaches. I would give MS ward 4 1/2 stars for stopping the attack but a little more practice at the range will improve her aim just a bit.

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