NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - A woman who reportedly claimed she was a victim of an intruder has been charged with murder in a man's shooting death.
Karen Parker-Chesson with the Norfolk Police Department said officers responded to the 1300 block of Kingston Avenue after Christel Elizabeth Hain, 34, called to report she had shot a man inside the home.
When officers arrived on scene, they found the victim inside the home. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The victim's name has not yet been released pending notification of family.
Neighbors told WAVY.com Sunday afternoon they heard gunshots coming from the house. Hain then reportedly went outside and told neighbors she had shot an intruder.
Hain's neighbor, Stephen Shifflett, says Hain approached him around 2:30 p.m. while he was in his yard.
"[She] asked me to use the phone to call the police," Shifflett said. "She said she had shot a guy who broke into her house she didn't recognize. So I let her use it."
"Usually, it's pretty quiet. You hear fireworks never gunshots," Shifflett said.
Another neighbor, Neil Tobin, echoed that sentiment.
"As far as I know, it's been quiet the whole time," Tobin said. "I haven't had any complaints with any of my neighbors."
Norfolk Police have not released any information concerning Hain's claim. A motive has also not been released at this time.
Hain has been charged with murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. She declined an interview request.
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