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70-Year-Old Florida Woman Shoots and Kills Suspected Intruder: ‘I’m a Fighter’


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A 70-year-old Florida woman shot dead and killed a suspected intruder who wouldn’t leave the residence even after the woman fired a warning shot.

“I didn’t know what he was going to do, but I knew I was going to protect myself. I’m a fighter. I’m going to defend myself,” Virginia Morrison told FOX 35 News.

The stranger, later identified as Ezequiel Rosario-Torres, 38, reportedly entered Morrison’s home in Orange County on Sunday afternoon. Morrison said she tried to kick him out of the house by hitting him with a broom, but Rosario-Torres allegedly pushed the broom away.

“He stepped in, and I turned around, and I said ‘who the hell are you? What do you want?’ Nothing. That guy never said a word the whole time he was here,” the Florida grandmother said.

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A Florida woman, Virginia Morrison, shot and killed a man who allegedly entered her home. (FOX 35)
(FOX 35)

The intrusion escalated when Morrison’s partner Charlie retrieved his gun and fired a warning shot, but the suspect did not leave, she said.

Morrison then retrieved his gun and fired a warning shot, she said.

“He started coming towards me and I shot over him. ‘Stand back man!'” Morrison said. “And he kept coming at me. So I lowered my gun and shot him.”

“I didn’t realize I had hit him, but once I looked he had a hole in his t-shirt and I thought I had it,” she said. declared.

Orange County Sheriff’s Office Deputies quickly responded to an “ongoing burglary” at the home and found the suspect with gunshot wounds. Rosario-Torres was taken to a local hospital where he died.

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“I have feelings,” she said. “I have God in my life. That’s my main thing, I wonder if God is going to forgive me for taking a life. It bothers me.”

70-Year-Old Florida Woman Shoots and Kills Suspected Intruder: ‘I’m a Fighter’

Home where Florida woman Virginia Morrison shot and killed reported intruder (FOX 35)
(FOX 35 )

The state’s attorney’s office will now determine whether Morrison will face charges for the shootingreports FOX 35.

Orlando attorney Mike Panella told the outlet that the shooting could fall under Florida “justifiable use of force” law.

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“So if someone walks into your house and you don’t know who they are, Florida automatically says we’re assuming you’re scared,” Panella said.

Morrison said she and her partner Charlie, who is nearly 80, have lived in the house for almost 20 years.

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“I had to do what I had to do to protect myself and protect Charlie. And I would do it again. If I had to, but I don’t want to do that,” Morrison told WESH. “I hope God can forgive me for taking a man’s life.”

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