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Woman Charged With Trying To Kill Ex-Husband

A woman is accused of trying to kill her ex-husband after shooting her way into his Morehead City home.

Barbara Keen is facing multiple charges including assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, breaking and entering, and firing into an occupied dwelling.

Hules Keen and Glenda Lenk told officers that Sunday afternoon they were watching TV at the Atlantic Drive home when they heard a noise outside. Keen opened the side door and saw his ex-wife standing outside trying to get in and armed with a handgun. Keen managed to close and lock the door, but then police say his ex-wife shot through the door and broke inside.

Police say the man was able to wrestle the gun away from Barbara Keen and took it outside to unload it. That's when police say the ex-wife then assaulted Lenk. Keen returned and pulled his ex-wife off Lenk.

Police seized a .44 caliber handgun along with a .22 caliber handgun. The 55-year-old Beaufort woman is in jail without bond.


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