Two Intruders Break In, Woman Finds Gun, Kills One

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A young man died Monday afternoon after a woman says she shot him in self-defense after he put a gun to her head and locked her in a closet.

Police say two young men, in their teens knocked on the woman's door and asked to see a man. When the woman at the house in the 5800 block of Garfield told the men he wasn't there, police say the men forced their way in, pointed a gun at the woman's head, and put her in a closet.

While they rummaged through her house, the woman, who is in her 20s says she found the gun that she hides in the closet.  She stepped out of the closet and shot one of the men.  He stumbled out of the house, into the yard, and collapsed in the front yard, where a neighbor found him.

Police have identified the young man as 17-year-old Trevor Garms of Kansas City, Missouri.

"There was some bloody clothes and he was just shakin' terribly shaking," said Liz Randle.  "And I said, 'Oh. He done got shot,' and his clothes they came down below his waist... and he was really, really looking awfully bad."

The woman told police the other man, who was dressed in an orange shirt, ran from the scene.

Police say charges are not likely since it appears the woman acted in self-defense.

"Uh yeah. I'd have got him. He come up on your house, he deserve to get shot," said Albert Jordan, another neighbor.

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