Missouri Woman Fires at and Hits 1 of 3 Would be Home Invaders

May 31 2013
by GSL Staff
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Source: kctv5.com Archive: WebCite.org

stock_P1020356A woman in Missouri knew just what to do when three men tried to forcefully gain access to her home. She grabbed the gun her husband and bought for her, remembered her training from the shooting range and did not hesitate to defend herself, just as she and her husband discussed.

In an interview with reporters, the woman’s husband said his wife heard someone try to enter the front door, then the back door. When they found both doors locked, they started trying to kick in the door. That’s when the woman opened fire.

The suspects then fled, but also returned fire during the retreat, striking the house with bullets twice.

Police are agreeing with the woman’s husband and saying she did the right thing. According to KCTV5,

“If you are in fear for your life, most definitely we want you to protect yourself so obviously she thought she was in fear for her life so she responded,” Kansas City police Sgt. Marisa Barnes said. “I would consider her very lucky.”

The three suspects involved were all arrested when they showed up at an area hospital to seek treatment for one of the suspects who was shot in the chest. The shot suspect is expected to recover and is in stable condition.

All three were charged with attempted first-degree burglary and unlawful use of a weapon. Prosecutors will seek a $75,000 bond for each individual involved.

The gun used by the woman was reportedly a .38 caliber revolver, which was purchased for her by her husband for home defense.

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