Seventy-eight-year-old Mattie Lou Sherman was prepared when
she set out one Friday night to investigate a loud noise at the back
door of her house. Before she could get that far, she met a man,
already inside, advancing toward her. According to police, she fired
five times from her .38-cal. handgun, sending the man fleeing.
Later, officers found the intruder near a local elementary school
with wounds to the head, neck and shoulder. They said he would face
first-degree burglary charges.
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