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April 30, 2007
Tifton -- A Tifton woman was killed in a home invasion Sunday night, apparently shot to death for what ever money she kept in her home. Police are questioning several suspects in their late teens.
The suspects police were questioning Monday afternoon were boys 17 or 18 years old They say an undetermined amount of currency was taken from the home at 917 Collins Street after the woman was shot and killed.
Police say it was just after ten when the intruders struggled with the woman. Police have not yet officially identified the woman, but family members say she was 66-year-old Lorene Bozeman. Bozeman was shot multiple times, and was found by family members who called 911 alerting police.
"Right now we just have an undetermined amount of currency taken," said Lt. Porter Jackson of the Tifton Police department. "We do have some people of interest we're talking to, several people have been brought in and are being interviewed at this time."
Police will not say just how much money the thieves may have escaped with. The house is within a half mile of the police department just down Collins Street, which we can see from where we're standing.
Residents are very uneasy along Collins Street. Throughout the day family and friends have stopped by the house offering their condolences, and the police are asking anyone who might have seen something to contact the Tifton Police.
Lorene Bozeman was born in Tifton, but lived in Florida for 53 years. She just moved back in October to help care for her mother. Bozeman's sister Mary Helen and nephew Victor Clay heard the shots Sunday night. "My mother said she heard three, I heard four," said Victor.
Victor and Mary Helen called Bozeman's house to check on her and her 88 year old mother, but when they didn't answer, the two got worried and crossed the street.
"We got there and she was just laying on the floor, already shot, so I came back up here and I looked around the area, but I didn't see anybody," said Clay.
"She was a good person, and it was so shocking, when they said that somebody had killed her, it was like you couldn't believe you know, it was really, really terrible," said Rose Prewitt, a family friend.
Now the family is keeping vigil and neighbors are concerned about what the night may bring after last night's violence. "We have never had anything like this, no situations, I mean, pretty much shocked everybody" Clay says.
"You do feel a little uneasy because you, you know now, you're not safe no place," said Prewitt.
Family members and neighbors say Bozeman recently moved back to Tifton to help care for her 88-year-old mother who was also inside the home, but was unharmed.