82-year-old woman shoots burglar with shotgun in Turkey’s west
An 82-year-old woman in the western Turkish province of Denizli has shot a burglar with a shotgun after he broke into her house.
According to local reports, Cennet Çakır was sleeping alone in her home in Denizli’s Honaz district early Oct. 24 when 52-year-old Kadir A. intruded.
The woman woke up and panicked when she saw the man, who attacked and attempted to choke her.
Amid the ensuing fight, Çakır took the shotgun that she kept under her pillow and shot the man twice.
The wounded man managed to grab the woman’s jewelry, including 10 pieces of Republican (Cumhuriyet) Gold, before he went to a hospital for treatment.
The woman was briefly detained by the police, but was released after the initial investigation.
The man, who turned out to be an ex-convict related to similar crimes, is expected to be interrogated by the police after his treatment at the hospital, local reports said.