[Video] 17 Year Old Girl Wins Gunfight With Home Invader, Saves Mother and Siblings

October 29 2014
by GSL Staff
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Incident at a Glance
Gun(s) Used: Unknown Location:
# of Suspects: Shots Fired:
Suspect Killed: State:
Source: msnewsnow.com Archive: WebCite.org

In a defensive gun use, winning a gunfight means stopping the altercation at hand, and that’s exactly what a 17 year old Mississippi girl did on Monday morning.

A man entered the home just after 5:00am and forced a mother, identified as Candy Strange, and daughter out of their beds at gunpoint. He then tied them up and proceeded to rob the home.

After the suspect exited the home, the 17 year old girl managed to free herself from her restraints and secure a firearm, which was a good move as the suspect proceeded to enter the home a second time.

According to MS News Now,

Strange tells us that the gunman then chased them to a back bedroom.

She says that she and her teenage daughter fought back in fear, shooting at the suspect as he came back a third time.

Strange says, “My words to [my daughter] were ‘shoot him’.”

This time the girl was ready. The suspect and the girl exchanged gunfire, but no injuries were reported. The suspect managed to escape and it is unclear if he was hit by the barrage of gunfire.

Despite the fact that no one was hit, the presence of a firearm once again caused a violent suspect to flee.

This incident is the one of the most common types of defensive gun uses. That is, one in which no one was actually shot. Despite this being one of the most common types of defensive gun uses, these incidents are often not included in statistics about defensive gun uses. Many of these statistics and studies focus solely on justifiable homicides, which represent only a fraction of total defensive gun uses.

This is the 14th defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of Mississippi and the 1,332nd defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

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