[Video] 82 Year Old Homeowner Shoots Female Home Invader, Second Suspect Captured

October 31 2014
by GSL Staff
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Incident at a Glance
Gun(s) Used: , Location: Unknown
# of Suspects: Unknown Shots Fired: Unknown
Suspect Killed: Unknown State:
Source: wnem.com Archive: WebCite.org

An 82 year old man in Mississippi used a .38 caliber handgun to defend himself from a woman and her boyfriend who claimed they were delivering meals as a ploy to attempt to gain access to the man’s home.

According to local media reports,

That woman had come to his home several times in the past couple of weeks.

“She tried to get in, but I wouldn’t let her in. ‘I’m so and so. I brought you some meals’, and I said put them down on the porch. She wouldn’t. She left and came back again for something else,” said Wilson.

Just before 10 Wednesday morning the woman wouldn’t take no for an answer.

“She beat on the door. I heard her knocking you know. I wouldn’t let her in,” said the 82-year-old. “Well, I keep this 38 under my pillow you know. I was in the bed. So when this door opened, I made three shots up here and shot her yeah.”

The woman, Betty Robertson, was shot in the leg. A male, identified as her boyfriend was also with her and taken into custody. Robertson is being treated for non life threatening injuries at an area hospital. She will face charges upon her release.

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 15th defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of Mississippi and the 1,335th defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

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