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Deputies: Elderly woman shoots intruder armed with baseball bat

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The home on Mays Street where deputies say the home invasion and shooting happened. (Oct. 7, 2013/FOX Carolina) The home on Mays Street where deputies say the home invasion and shooting happened. (Oct. 7, 2013/FOX Carolina)
Richard Keese (Source: Anderson Co. Sheriff's Office) Richard Keese (Source: Anderson Co. Sheriff's Office)
PENDLETON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Deputies said an elderly woman shot an intruder who attacked another woman with a baseball bat in Pendleton on Monday afternoon.

Lt. Sheila Cole with the Anderson County Sheriff's Office said about 3 p.m. a man forced his way into a Mays Street home and attacked a woman inside the home.

The elderly homeowner then shot the man with a revolver, grazing his head, according to Cole.

Cole said both the intruder and the younger woman were taken to AnMed Health. She said the victim was treated and released Monday night while the suspect, identified as Richard Keese, 54, was released on Tuesday.

Keese is being held at the county jail facing charges of attempted murder and burglary, according to the Anderson County Detention Center's website.

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