Woman shoots, kills intruder during home invasion in Beaver Falls, district attorney says

Beaver Falls police and sheriff’s deputies spent much of Wednesday morning at a house on 10th Avenue and 10th Street after a break-in turned into a deadly shooting.

Julian Jackson walked outside and saw crime tape blocking his street.

“I just woke up and my friend called me and asked me what was going on on my block,” said Jackson

“A resident heard glass breaking. She went down into the basement to see what was going on, opened the door to the basement. There was an individual there she did not know,” said Beaver County District Attorney Nathan Bible.

Beaver Falls police say that the homeowner then fired three shots, killing the intruder. Officials later identified him as Brent Farmer, 49.

The incident happened around 5 a.m.

Yellow tape blocked off the area as detectives worked the scene, gathering evidence in and around the property.

The woman was questioned by police, then released. Bible says the woman legally owned the gun.

“At this time, she’s not being charged with anything. Everything was properly done,” said Bible. “You obviously have the right to protect your house when somebody breaks in.”

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