Homeowner shoots and kills naked suspect who tackled wife on lawnmower

LIZELLA, Ga. — Investigators in Georgia say a homeowner shot and killed a naked man who attacked the homeowner’s wife while she was mowing the lawn.

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Bibb County Sheriff’s deputies said in a news release that a 67-year-old woman was cutting her grass using a riding mower when a naked man tackled her.

The victim’s husband tried to pull the suspect off her, but was then attacked himself. When the suspect started to attack his wife, the husband got his gun and shot the suspect, WSB reported.

Deputies identified the suspect as 25-year-old Wade McElhenny, but did not offer any motive for the attack or say whether the suspect knew the victims.

McElhenny died from gunshot wounds to the chest, WSB reported.

The woman who was attacked was taken to the hospital, where she was listed as stable. Her husband had minor injuries and was treated at the scene, deputies said.

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