Naked Man Shot Dead After Knocking Woman Off Ride-On Lawnmower

A naked man was shot dead after tackling a 67-year-old woman off her ride-on lawnmower on Thursday afternoon, police said.

The woman's husband, 66, tried to pull the 25-year-old off his wife but when he attacked her again the man fetched his gun and shot him in the front yard of their home in Lizella, Georgia, according to a police report.

It's unclear whether the younger man was known to the couple. He was found nude with gunshot wounds to his chest.

Bibb County Sheriff's Office is now investigating the bizarre incident, which unfolded just before 5 p.m.

A statement released by police said: "Deputies responded to a person assaulting a woman at an address in the 3700 block of Trophy Place.

"While in route deputies were advised that the suspect had been shot by the victim's husband. Upon arrival deputies found a 25-year-old male of Lizella, in the front yard of the residence naked with gunshot wounds to the chest.

"It was reported that a 67-year-old female was on a riding mower cutting her grass when the naked male subject tackled her off the lawnmower.

"The 66-year-old male, husband of the victim, attempted to pull the suspect off his wife but was attacked by the suspect. The suspect then began attacking the female again and that is when the husband retrieved his firearm and shot the suspect."

The woman was taken to Piedmont Hospital where she is undergoing treatment for her injuries. The nature of her wounds was not revealed, but her condition was described as "stable" by police. Her husband suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene, according to the police statement.

The 25-year-old man was taken to Atrium Health Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Local newspaper The Telegraph identified the deceased as Tyler Wade McElhenney, although his name hasn't yet been publicly released by investigators.

Newsweek has reached out to the Bibb County Sheriff's Office for further information.

It isn't the first time an unusual shooting has rocked the area. A man wearing a black and red wig attempted to rob a McDonald's in nearby Macon when he accidentally shot himself in the leg and ran away wounded.

Bibb County Sheriff's Office launched an investigation after the incident in May 2018. Donte Sherrod Grayer, 26, was later found wearing just his boxer shorts with a gunshot wound to his thigh.

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Police are investigating after a naked man was shot dead after he tackled a woman off her ride-on lawnmower. Pictured: A green keeper rides a lawnmower to maintain a golf course in Cadiz, Spain, in June. Getty Images/Getty