Report says Wilma used a .247 rifle. It was likely a .243 or a .257. Both are used for big game hunting.
The county sheriff’s office was called Oct. 3 to a trespassing-in-progress report in the town of Hooper. Investigators found the suspect, 53-year-old Tony Alonzo Ferrara, allegedly threatened a homeowner — Wilma Lynn Mason — with a firearm.
“In turn, Wilma, who had armed herself, apparently fired her weapon in self-defense, striking and killing Ferrara,” the county sheriff’s office said in a news release.