Des Moines Senior Fires At Crazed Intruder

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On tonight's Hero of the Day, Cam Edwards reports that 89-year-old Beatrice Turner of Des Moines, Iowa retrieved her .22-caliber handgun when a man began kicking in her front door. She warned the intruder, who was reportedly ranting nonsensically, to leave and then fired a single shot at him. She missed, but a neighbor heard the gunshot and called police, who found Nelson McAlpine, 37, standing in the front yard. McAlpine has a lengthy criminal record and claimed to be under the influence of drugs, and police acknowledged that Turner kept herself from becoming a victim by exercising her right to bear arms.