Arizona woman shoots, kills registered sex offender attempting to break into her home


by Greg Wehner

Tucson, Arizona, woman took matters into her own hands by shooting and killing a registered sex offender who attempted to break into her home, according to reports.

FOX 10 in Phoenix reported that the incident occurred at about 2 p.m. Friday at a home near Garvey and Pyle Roads.

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department said a 54-year-old woman was home alone when 42-year-old Jayson Magrum allegedly tried to break into her home.

Jayson Magrum booking photo (Pima County Sheriff’s Department)

The incident happened just after 2 p.m. on Aug. 11 near Garvey and Pyle Roads. Investigators say 42-year-old Jayson Magrum tried to break into a 54-year-old woman’s home.

The woman was home alone and yelled at Magrum to leave, but he allegedly continued to try and break into the home.

“The female armed herself with a handgun and fired a shot out of a window to attempt to scare the male away,” the sheriff’s department said.

Magrum allegedly reached inside the home and tried to take away the gun. The woman then opened fire, shooting Magrum.

Pima County Sheriff’s Department headquarters in Tuscon, Arizona.

Magrum collapsed in the driveway and died at the scene. He was a registered sex offender out of Utah.

The woman was not hurt during the altercation.

According to the sheriff’s department’s website, Magrum was a registered sex offender in Utah.

The department has not arrested anyone in the shooting, although the investigation is ongoing.

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