The incident happened at a home on Henderson Ridge Lane in Loganville around 1 p.m. The woman was working in an upstairs office when she spotted a strange man outside a window, according to Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman. He said she took her 9-year-old twins to a crawlspace before the man broke in using a crowbar.
But the man eventually found the family.
“The perpetrator opens that door. Of course, at that time he’s staring at her, her two children and a .38 revolver,” Chapman told Channel 2’s Kerry Kavanaugh.
The woman then shot him five times, but he survived, Chapman said. He said the woman ran out of bullets but threatened to shoot the intruder if he moved.
“She’s standing over him, and she realizes she’s fired all six rounds. And the guy’s telling her to quit shooting,” Chapman said.
The woman ran to a neighbor’s home with her children. The intruder attempted to flee in his car but crashed into a wooded area and collapsed in a nearby driveway, Chapman said.
Good thing there weren’t two intruders, good thing, in her panic and adrenaline-fueled shooting, the mother didn’t miss the first few times. But then, as Mayor Bloomberg said, “if you haven’t killed him with the first three shots, he deserves to get away”.
Unrelated, but same topic, inmates using Journal News interactive map of gun owners residences to threaten guards. This “transparency” is what Connecticut politician Stephen Dargan wants to bring here.