MARION, Ark. — Authorities say a 19-year-old man was shot and killed after entering a woman’s home in Marion, Arkansas.

According to the Crittenden County Sheriff’s Office, ADT alarm company received a call early Sunday and made contact with an 80-year-old woman, who lives alone. The company called authorities in Marion and Crittenden County, who responded.

The woman told authorities the intruder entered her home forcefully and that she had ordered him to leave her home. She said she shot Cody Smith in self-defense after he advanced toward her.

The shooting is under investigation. No charges have been filed.

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