Speedway woman fatally shoots ex-boyfriend in home intrusion

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SPEEDWAY, Ind. (March 4, 2015) - Police say a woman fatally shot her ex-boyfriend when he barged into her Speedway apartment early Wednesday morning.

Speedway Police Department Lt. Trent Theobald says the woman called 911 around 4:18 a.m. saying her ex-boyfriend was beating in her front door and she had a gun and feared for her life. She had two young children inside the apartment in the 5800 block of West 25th Street.

"She called 911 to let us know she heard the door being kicked in so obviously she was in fear of her life, especially knowing we'd had previous domestic runs at this apartment before, and she did have a gun in the apartment and fatally wounded her ex-boyfriend," said Theobald.

The woman fired once and killed the man after he made his way into the front room of the apartment. He died at the scene.

The woman's two kids are under the age of ten and are with family members. They were not hurt.

Police say the couple had a history of domestic violence and they've responded to calls at the apartment multiple times.

"At this time we don't see that there's any protective orders on file, but we do know we've had previous domestic runs here in the past," said Theobald.

No identities are being released at this time.

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