Single Mom Empties Magazine at Suspect Trying to Steal Her Jeep

July 28 2014
by GSL Staff
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A single mother in Georgia used a firearm to stop a car thief on Friday night. The attempted theft took place just one night after the woman’s apartment was broken into.

Among the items stolen – the spare key to her Jeep. Fearing that the suspect(s) may return, the woman kept her handgun close by.

When she heard someone trying to steal her car the very next night, she leapt into action. The woman saw what was happening from her balcony and then ran outside with her firearm.

The woman told the suspect to stop, but he did not comply. The woman then opened fire on the suspect, emptying the magazine of her firearm.

The suspect jumped out of the passenger door of the vehicle and fled the scene. He remains at large.

Neither the woman nor her young daughter were harmed. As far as can be told, all rounds fired hit the vehicle with the majority going into the driver side of the cabin. Blood was found in the car, but it’s unclear if the suspect was hit by the rounds.

It does seem the entire incident took place on the woman’s property based on media reports. What is not clear is if the suspect was backing the vehicle towards the woman when she opened fire. That said, I don’t see a prosecutor in GA charging a single mother who stopped a felony anytime soon.

This is the 70th defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state Georgia and the 1,239th defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

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