Female Homeowner in Columbia, TN Shoots Career Criminal Who Was Attacking House Guest

September 5 2012
by GSL Staff
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Incident at a Glance
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Source: columbiadailyherald.com Archive: WebCite.org

According to police 1 man is dead in Columbia, TN after he kicked in a door of a residence and began assaulting one of the men inside the home after 4:00am.

The owner of the home, Prudence Spencer, then retrieved a gun, described as a “long gun”, and shot the assailant, Thomas Darnell Moore. Moore was killed by the gunshot.

Police say the three appeared to have known each other, and police are trying to establish what their relationship was. As of right now the case is being treated as a self defense shooting.

Moore has a long criminal history and was recently arrested for burglary, among other charges.

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