An Arizona woman turned the tables on a registered sex offender when he made the fatal mistake of trying to break into her home.
42-year-old sex criminal Jayson Magrum was shot dead while attempting to force his way into the victim’s home, the Pima County Sheriff’s Department confirmed.
Around 2 p.m. near Garvey and Pyle Roads, investigators say Magrum tried to break into a 54-year-old woman’s home.
The woman was home alone and caught him in the act.
She yelled at Magrum to warn him that he had been rumbled in hopes that he would flee.
However, Magrum did not stop and kept coming.
Thankfully, the woman knew her Second Amendment rights and was willing to exercise them.
Showing grace under pressure, the woman grabbed her gun and fired a warning shot out the window to scare off the thug.
But that didn’t stop him, police said.
In fact, the warning shot made him more aggressive.
“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 then reached inside the home and tried to take the gun away from the woman.
This was the last mistake Magrum ever made.
The woman, reacting to the raised threat, opened fire and shot Magrum.
He collapsed in the driveway and died at the scene.
Fortunately, the woman was unharmed.
Had she not been so well prepared, things would have turned out very differently, however.
The world is a better place now. I wish her well.
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The Pima County Sheriff’s Department said 42-year-old Jayson Magrum died in the Aug. 11 shooting at the home in Three Points, just outside of Tucson. https://t.co/YBKGx9UAH9
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Magrum was convicted in Utah of attempted forcible sexual abuse, a second-degree felony.
According to the Arizona Department of Corrections, Magrum was also convicted of aggravated domestic violence in Pima County in 2014.
He was sentenced to six months in prison.