Geneva County woman kills man during apparent home invasion attempt

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Geneva County (WTVY)-- A man is dead after a Geneva County woman shot him during what law enforcement believes is likely a home invasion attempt.

File photo: Raymond Wambsgans / CC BY-SA 2.0

Sheriff Tony Helms told WTVY the incident occurred Saturday evening in a remote area south of Wicksburg in Geneva County.

Helms said initial indications are the homeowner repeatedly told the man to leave. When he refused, and kept banging on her door, she shot him.

An investigation is ongoing but, as of now, no charges are expected. However, the case could be presented to a grand jury that would decide if the shooting is self-defense.

Under Alabama Stand Your Ground Law, people have a right to kill if they believe their life is in jeopardy.