76 year-old grandmother Dorothy Hendrix was shot and killed on Saturday after a shootout with gang members. The robbers were trying to take her bingo money.
The Sunday World reported:
A 76-year-old woman was killed in a shootout with attempted robbers outside her South Carolina home early on Saturday morning.
“She fought. She was a fighter. She shot him,” the victim’s brother, Ronnie Lollis, told local news.
Dorothy Hendrix returned home at about 1am when two armed men and one woman approached her attempting to rob her, coroner Greg Shore said.
Hendrix pulled out a gun and fired at the suspects, and one of them returned fire, hitting her twice. One neighbour reported the gunshots to police.
Hendrix, known as “Dot” to friends and family, managed to shoot one of the intruders in the stomach before she died at the scene. The other two suspects ran off.
The wounded suspect was taken to the hospital for surgery, Shore said. The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office said they will release more details after they interview him.