A 74-year-old Macon woman was shot at 10 p.m. Tuesday while a man tried to force his way into a house in the 700 block of Elm Street, according to Macon police.
Matty Roberts told police she was inside her home when the man tried to force his way inside. She said she went to her bedroom to get a gun and then returned to the kitchen, according to a police report.
Another woman, 50-year-old Andra Jones of Macon, took the gun to defend Roberts. But when the gun went off, it struck Roberts in both legs, according to the report.
The man who had been trying to break into the house ran.
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Roberts was taken to The Medical Center of Central Georgia for treatment. The officer noted in a report that both parties appeared to be intoxicated.