Tennessee woman shoots ex-boyfriend after he’s found hiding under bed

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GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. – Police say a woman shot her ex-boyfriend after he was allegedly found hiding under a bed at her home Tuesday afternoon.

It happened just before 3 p.m.

According to police, the man entered the home, which was having an alarm system installed, while she went to a neighbor’s home for a few minutes.

“She was warning me about her ex-boyfriend and not to let him around me or my home,” a neighbor told WKRN.

Police said the homeowner shot the man in self-defense and will likely not face charges.

The woman had a restraining order against him and he had three outstanding violations against that order. He will be charged on those outstanding warrants and more charges are pending.

“Good for her!” said neighbor Mary Alice Lovell.

“In this case, if he was trying to abuse her and she had a gun and she had a restraining order against him, then she has to protect herself,” Lovell said.

The man, whose identity has not been released, suffered non-life threatening injuries.

She said she said when she saw her ex-boyfriend under the bed; she knew it was either her or him.

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