US woman kills jail escapee who kicks in her door

2018-12-05 10:02
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Authorities say an inmate who escaped from a South Carolina jail was shot and killed by a woman after he kicked open the backdoor of her home.

Pickens County Sheriff Rick Clark says the inmate was one of two prisoners who beat up two guards early on Tuesday morning in a planned escape from the county jail.

Clark says the woman who killed the inmate has a concealed weapons permit and was home alone.

The sheriff says she shot him once in the head near her bedroom around 03:00 about 20 minutes after the escape. He thinks the killing was justified.

Coroner Kandy Kelley identified the inmate as 30-year-old Bruce McLaughlin Jr.

Sheriff Clark says the second inmate, Timothy Dill, was captured nearby.

Clark says the guards' injuries weren't life threatening.

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