Police say a South Bend woman fatally shot her ex-boyfriend after he broke into her home and attacked her.

The St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit says in a news release that Anthony Echols broke a large window at the back of the home to get in Saturday.

Police say the woman had invited a male acquaintance to spend the night because she'd been having problems with Echols.

Police say Echols started to fight with the other man. They say the woman got her handgun and told Echols to leave, but he attacked her.

Police say she and Echols both sustained wounds, and she underwent surgery.