The woman was returning home with her two children when she spotted an unknown male in her home


An Oregon mother shot and killed an intruder after coming home to discover him in the bedroom of one of her children early Sunday morning.

According to a statement by Portland police, officers responded to a call from the woman reporting that she opened fired on a stranger inside her home at 1:47 a.m. Police found a dead man inside, the statement said.

The homeowner, 33, was returning home with her two children, ages 5 and 10, when she spotted the man. She allegedly used her handgun to shoot the 59-year-old intruder. Police did not release the name of the woman.

Amber Murray, a neighbor, told KOIN 6 News that there had been “a few squatters in and out of [the home]” before the mother and her daughters moved in.

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Police have not identified the intruder, but his name is expected to be released after his family is notified. An autopsy of the suspect is scheduled for Monday, according to AP.

Police are still investigating the incident and will present the case to the Multnomah County District Attorney, NBC News reports. Authorities say the mother has been cooperating with police in the investigation and has not been arrested.