Woman Who Was Assaulted for FIVE Hours Managed to Grab Rifle and Shoot Attacker

August 18 2014
by GSL Staff
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Incident at a Glance
Gun(s) Used: , Location:
# of Suspects: Shots Fired: Unknown
Suspect Killed: State:
Source: minnesota.cbslocal.com Archive: WebCite.org

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ST PAUL, MINNESOTA – While this story is a defensive gun use, it can almost be considered a “Why I Carry” story as well, because the victim may have been able to avoid hours of abuse if a firearm was more accessible.

Ivy Winter Reutzel-Morrell alleges that Anthony Ray Tullis, 25, who also lived in her home, took her into a bedroom and assaulted her for over five hours.

Tullis also threatened Reutzel-Morrell’s life during the altercation.

Fortunately, the victim was able to gain control a rifle during the terrifying incident and shoot the suspect. He was dead by the time authorities arrived.

Reutzel-Morrell is cooperating with police and it appears this is a clear cut case of self defense based on the facts currently available.

It is currently unclear if the victim and suspect were involved in a romantic relationship or were simply roommates.

This is the 11th defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of Minnesota and the 1,263rd defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

Sources: CBS Minnesota, Brainerd Dispatch

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