Woman shoots, kills man in self-defense after he breaks into house, sheriff’s office says

COLDWATER, Miss. — A man is dead after a woman shot and killed him in self-defense around 8:30 p.m. Monday night, according to the Tate County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office told FOX13 that 63-year-old William Hoskins began shooting outside of a house on Oak Valley Drive near Coldwater, MS, broke into the house with three people inside and continued shooting.

A woman inside who knew Hoskins grabbed a gun and shot him after he broke in, killing Hoskins, the sheriff’s office said.

The sheriff’s office said that the two knew each other, but would not elaborate on their relationship.

According to the Tate County Sheriff’s Office, the woman then called 911 and told authorities that she had shot and killed someone inside of the house.

The sheriff’s office deemed that the woman acted in self-defense and no charges have been filed at this time.