Dayton woman shoots, kills man who broke into her house

DAYTON, OH (WDTN) — A woman shot and killed a man who forced his way inside her home late on Tuesday night.

Police say the man was a suspect in “serious crimes” committed against the woman on Monday.

According to police, the man went to the woman’s house in the 200 block of East Fairview Avenue around 11 p.m. on Tuesday and forced his way inside.

When the man went into her home, the woman shot and killed him.

Police say the man and woman are believed to be in their 50s or 60s.

Authorities would not say what “serious crimes” the man was suspected of committing.

Alcohol and drugs are not suspected as factors in the incident.

Homicide detectives are leading the investigation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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