Woman Shoots Man Who Forced His Way Into Apartment, Attacked Sister

HIGHLAND, IL (KPLR)-Scary moments in Highland, IL Sunday morning after an alleged home invasion led to a shooting.  It happened in the 2600 block of Eagle Way around 3:30am. Highland Police say a 33 year-old man was transported to a St. Louis hospital with multiple gunshot wounds after he allegedly forced his way into the apartment of two sisters, assaulting both of them.

The sisters are identified as Donna Carlyle, 47, and Debbie Keeney, 55.

Keeney had gone out for an overnight cigarette when the suspect forced his way in. She was struck. When the suspect began to choke Carlyle, Keeney got her gun and warned the man to get out of the apartment.  When he did not stop his attack, she fired several shots at him. A small caliber derringer was recovered at the scene.

Neighbors said they had heard someone jiggling door handles of the apartments just  minutes before the attack happened.

The suspect has not been identified, but police say he is a 33 year old from Troy, IL. The investigation is on-going.

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