Woman shoots jail breaker who kicked down her door

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Hours after he and another inmate escaped jail after beating up a security guard, a South Carolina inmate was fatally shot after he broke into a woman’s house, officials said.

Bruce McLaughlin Jr., 30, was shot in the head by the woman after he kicked in her back door on Tuesday, according to Pickens County authorities.

Image: Bruce McLaughlin Jr., 30, was fatally shot on Tuesday after authorities said he kicked down a woman’s back door in South Carolina. (Pickens County Sheriff’s Office)

After he entered the home, McLaughlin grabbed a knife sharpening tool from the kitchen and headed toward the woman’s bedroom around 3 a.m. Sheriff Rick Clark said the woman was home alone and had undergone concealed weapons training at some point prior to the incident.

“This was a big guy. If she hadn’t had a weapon there’s no telling what would have happened,” the sheriff said. “I gave her a big hug. I told her how proud I was of her.”

Clark said the incident was “a shining example” of why owning and knowing how to properly use a gun is important. FOX NEWS