A Georgia woman shot an armed would-be-intruder early Thursday just after midnight. According to police 3 suspects came to the woman’s apartment door and announced themselves as East Point police officers.
The woman opened the door slightly to take a look and that’s when the 3 pushed on the door and tried to force their way into the woman’s residence. But the woman already had her handgun in her hand, and when the suspect went to raise his gun at her, she fired her shots first.
According to wsbtv,
She spoke briefly with Channel 2’s Carl Willis, telling him she’s still shaken up and didn’t want to be identified.
“It could be retaliation,” she explained.
Police say one of the suspects raised a handgun, but the woman fired first.
“I heard three gunshots,” said neighbor Ramona Ferrell. “I knew it was gunshots. It was very close.”
A juvenile suspect was grazed on the head and the backside. He ran, but police caught up to him quickly.
“I just hope the boy is OK,” said the resident.
The two other men got away.
Neighbors say there has been a rash of break-ins recently. They said days earlier someone tried to break into an apartment in the same building where the shooting happened.
“I think it’s ridiculous,” said Ferrell. “Something should be done. There’s a lot going on in this apartment complex.”
Neighbors say they are glad that the victim didn’t back down and wasn’t hurt, but they say the crime has to stop.
“I’m glad she did have something,” said Ferrell. “It’s sad that you have to walk around as a female with a gun to protect yourself.”
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