(United Press International) An 87-year-old Illinois woman, a recent victim of a burglary and beating, stopped a second intruder Tuesday with bullets from the woman's new gun. East St. Louis resident Jackie Mae King woke up to someone removing the storm door to her house. She couldn't call the police because the phone line had been cut, just like in the December robbery when she was beat up. The security bars to her door were removed too. So King took the gun her daughter gave her after the first break-in and fired at the door, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. She was too scared to go outside for help and so she sat in her room until her daughter came in the morning with breakfast. Police say 49-year-old Larry D. Tillman died from the several bullets that hit him. One went through his lung. King is now staying with family. It isn't known whether King had a permit for the gun but it is unlikely charges will be fired said Illinois State Police Master Sgt. Jim Morrisey.