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Grand jury: Portland woman cleared of charges in shooting death of intruder

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David McCrary (Courtesy: PPB) David McCrary (Courtesy: PPB)

A Multnomah County grand jury Tuesday cleared a woman of all charges after she shot and killed a home intruder in June.

The jury dismissed all charges against 33-year-old Tara-Alexis Ford.

On June 26, Portland police officers responded to Ford’s home in the 4100 block of 118th Place after they received a call that someone had been shot inside the house.

Police arrived to find 59-year-old David Daniel McCrary dead from a single gunshot wound.

Investigators determined that McCrary had broken into Ford’s home through the back window.

Ford found and shot McCrary in her 10-year-old daughter’s bedroom, according to police.

Ford’s daughter and 5-year-old son were home at the time of the shooting, but were in a different room.

Detectives are unsure what caused McCrary to break into the house. He had no significant criminal history.

Investigators added that McCrary may have been suffering from depression and suicidal thoughts.

Officers said Ford cooperated throughout the investigation. 

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