Woman shoots, kills stranger in home

PORTLAND, Ore. – A Portland, Oregon mother who returned to her home with her two children early Sunday morning shot and killed an intruder who was inside.

The woman, 33, found a stranger in one of her children's bedrooms in her home at about 1:45 a.m. Sunday.

Armed with a handgun, she shot and killed the suspect, a 59-year-old male.

An autopsy will be conducted on the suspect Monday and the medical examiner will attempt to notify the suspect's family.

His name will be withheld until the family is notified.

The woman cooperated with investigators and was not arrested. The investigation, which is ongoing, will determine whether she acted in self defense and if she'll face charges.

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