Hurray for the Second Amendment; woman shoots/kills attacker in home

Posted on May 11, 2011

From the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

A Gwinnett County woman shot and killed a home invasion suspect Wednesday morning after the knife-wielding intruder attacked her in the shower, police said.


Gwinnett police Cpl. Edwin Ritter told the AJC that the woman, who is in her early 50s, was getting out of the shower when the intruder, who she did not know, turned out the lights and attacked her.

She fell back into the shower, injuring her back, and attempted to fight the man off with the shower rod, Ritter said.

“She was telling him that she has money and please don’t hurt her,” Ritter said.

“He forced her into her bedroom,” Ritter said. “Once inside the bedroom, she retrieved a .22-caliber pistol and shot him several times.” Ritter characterized the attack as an attempted sexual assault.

The suspect, who was in his 20s, ran outside the house and collapsed. He was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center, where he died.

Good for her.

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