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Attacker killed by Charleston woman may be connected to other murders

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(WCHS) Officials in Charleston, West Virginia are looking into the background of a man shot dead by a woman he attacked Saturday.

Officials are trying to determine if Neal Falls is linked to a string of unsolved murders and disappearances across the country. The victim in Saturday’s attack says she met falls on a website where she offers escort services, but when he showed up at her door, he attacked her. She was able to grab Falls' gun, shoot him, and flee the residence. Days later, the woman is speaking out about the terrifying experience.

"I knew he was there to kill me. I could tell that he had already done something because he said that he was going to prison for a long and that's when I knew that he was going to kill me."

SHE DOESN'T WANT TO SHARE HER NAME -- BUT SHE AGREED TO SHARE HER STORY.

(911 caller)  "There's a lady in the alley here, she's saying that some guy tried to rape her and she had to defend herself and she shot him, she was in the kitchen."

(Victim)  "He pulled a gun on me."

(911 caller)  "Her pulled a gun on her, she's got cuts and stuff all over."

(911 operator) "Does she know who this guy is?"

(911 Caller)  "Do you who the guy is?... She said no."

ON SATURDAY -- 45-YEAR-OLD NEAL FALLS CAME TO HER DOOR AFTER ANSWERING AN AD SHE HAD POSTED ON THE WEBSITE, BACKPAGE.

FALLS WAS DRIVING THIS SUBARU FROM OREGON WHERE HE'S FROM.

INSIDE -- A KILL KIT MADE UP OF A SHOVEL, KNIVES, A BULLETPROOF VEST, BLEACH, TRASHBAGS, SLEDGEHAMMERS AND AXES.

WITH NO MONEY ON HIM, POLICE BELIEVE HE HAD NO INTENTIONS OF PAYING FOR ESCORT SERVICES -- HE WAS THERE TO KILL HER.

(Victim, No Name Given)  "You could tell he was saying the exact same thing, he had it down pat. He was saying, 'you're going to be quiet, I'm gonna call the orders.' He was saying everything, you could tell he was comfortable with what he was saying."

POLICE ARE ACTIVELY TRYING TO CONNECT FALLS TO OTHER UNSOLVED MURDERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

BESIDES THE FOUR PAIRS OF HANDCUFFS HE WAS CARRYING IN HIS POCKET WITH A GUN -- HE ALSO HAD A LIST OF ABOUT 10 WOMEN FROM BACKPAGE.

(Reporter)  "Do you feel like you possibly saved other women's lives?"

(Victim, No Name Given)  "I know I did."

SHE TALKS ABOUT THE MOMENT SHE HAD A SPLIT SECOND TO TRY AND GET AWAY...

(Victim, No Name Given)  "When he strangled me, he just wouldn't let me get any air and so I grabbed my rake and when he laid the gun down to get the rake out of my hands, I shot him. I just grabbed the gun and shot behind me."

(911 operator)  "Was she able to injure him in any way?"

(911 caller)  "Yeah, she shot him, she says he's on the kitchen floor."

AS FOR WHAT'S NEXT -- SHE'S NOT SURE - RIGHT NOW, SHE SAYS SHE JUST FEELS SCARED....

(Victim, No Name Given) "I don't know how to feel really, I'm just really scared of his family or somebody coming to get me."

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