Pregnant Woman Opens Fire on Her Boyfriend and His Friend Who Kicked Down Her Door

January 7 2015
by GSL Staff
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A pregnant woman in Ohio had to use a firearm to defend herself from the father of her unborn child and his friend when they became violent earlier this week.

According to local media reports, following a domestic disturbance in which the boyfriend left the woman’s home, he returned with a friend.

When the woman would not let the pair into the home, they kicked down the back door.

As the men came up the stairs of the home the woman opened fire on them with a small caliber handgun.

The friend of the boyfriend, who is described as a 16 year old male, was hit once in the chest.

According to the Star Beacon:

The men took off before police swarmed the apartment complex and then police received a call from ACMC about a shooting victim in the emergency room. The victim was eventually flown to a Cleveland hospital with a punctured lung.

At this point the woman has not been charged in the shooting and neither her boyfriend or the 16-year-old has been charged in the break in.

Police were first called to the scene Tuesday morning for a domestic altercation between the woman and her boyfriend, who were fighting. Police escorted the woman’s boyfriend out of the apartment complex and told him to stay away.

This incident is the one of the most common types of defensive gun uses. That is, one in which no one was killed. 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 77th defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of Ohio and the 1,377th defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

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