Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Gwinnett Co. Woman Shoots, Kills Home Intruder Victim Unharmed
cbs ^ | 5/11/11 | cbs atlanta

Posted on 05/12/2011 4:20:40 AM PDT by from occupied ga

A Gwinnett County woman shot and killed an intruder Wednesday morning.

According to police, the 53-year-old woman was in the shower when the man broke into her home on E. Mount Tabor Circle.

The intruder went into the bathroom with a kitchen knife and attempted to assault the woman, according to police. The woman fell in the shower and hit her attacker with the shower rod.

Police said the intruder forced the woman into the bedroom where where its believed he was going to sexually assault her.

The victim was able to retrieve her .22 cal. pistol and shoot the attacker multiple times.

The man ran into the backyard and collapsed, police said. He was taken to a local hospital where he died.

Women who live nearby said that the intruder got what he deserved.

“I know she did the right thing and I’m glad it ended up that way,” said Gina Brown, a neighbor. "Better that he got it than she got it,” Brown said.

“I’m a good Christian woman, but I’d do the same thing,” Marsha Day, another neighbor said.

The victim was transported to Gwinnett Medical Center in Duluth with minor injuries and is expected to be okay.

She is not expected to be charged.

“We have absolutely no problem with any civilian defending themselves (against) any kind of deadly threat such as this," said Cpl. Edwin, spokesman for the Gwinnett County Police Department.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; firearm; gun; homeinvasion; selfdefense
This is obviously not possible, since all of the gun control advocates say that an assailant will just take your gun away from you and use it on you. Hey liberals next time you vote Democrat, remember what happened here and think that you and your representatives would like to prevent this. The police did not protect her. Although no doubt traumatized, she survived and the jerk didn't
1 posted on 05/12/2011 4:20:41 AM PDT by from occupied ga
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: from occupied ga

My sole advice...get a larger caliber gun...you want no one on the plantiff stand in some lawyer induced suit against you.


2 posted on 05/12/2011 4:23:45 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: from occupied ga

I really feel for this woman, what she went through and will have to live with for the future. Well done madam, prayers to you and your family. A little larger caliber please so perps have no chance to stumble off or survive.

Note that the perp will not be identified until today. With five SS cards on him no doubt they are having to use the moneygram and phonecard in his pocket to track down family. They must be proud.


3 posted on 05/12/2011 4:26:39 AM PDT by doodad
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: doodad
“We have absolutely no problem with any civilian defending themselves (against) any kind of deadly threat such as this," said Cpl. Edwin

Oh, and thanks so much for that cpl./s

4 posted on 05/12/2011 4:27:59 AM PDT by doodad
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Mouton

A .22 wouldn’t be my first choice either, but maybe she had small hands and weak wrists and didn’t want to deal with the recoil of a larger caliber. Nevertheless, what she had apparently got the job done. The best gun to use is the one you have.


5 posted on 05/12/2011 4:29:21 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: from occupied ga

“”Gwinnett Co. Woman Shoots, Kills Home Intruder:
Victim Unharmed””


6 posted on 05/12/2011 4:33:29 AM PDT by iowamark
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: from occupied ga

Good shooting, Citizen. Civilization thanks you.


7 posted on 05/12/2011 4:33:56 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: from occupied ga
The man ran into the backyard and collapsed, police said. He was taken to a local hospital where he died.

Happy endings always make me weep a little.

8 posted on 05/12/2011 4:34:17 AM PDT by Bullish (the golfer gets all the credit while the jet fighter pilot gets all the blame.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: from occupied ga

Sounds like some solid gun control, here!

Nice shooting, Ma’am!


9 posted on 05/12/2011 4:39:02 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: doodad

Frankly, it’s nice to hear someone say that. Too many law enforcement give disclaimers and warnings, if not “investigate” the victim’s actions.


10 posted on 05/12/2011 4:39:41 AM PDT by Ladysmith ("There is no right that allows one person to place a burden on another." - Quinn)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Mouton

In this case the smaller gun was the best, at least the POS got to hurt for a little while.


11 posted on 05/12/2011 4:39:48 AM PDT by org.whodat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: from occupied ga
“We have absolutely no problem with any civilian defending themselves (against) any kind of deadly threat such as this," said Cpl. Edwin, spokesman for the Gwinnett County Police Department.

Holy Cow!!! No lamenting about the possibility of the crook grabbing the gun? No pious reminders that citizens should leave such things to the police?

Golly! What a breath of fresh air!

12 posted on 05/12/2011 4:44:56 AM PDT by Ronin ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves" -- Bertrand de Jouve)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: doodad

When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.


13 posted on 05/12/2011 4:49:17 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (I'll have what the gentleman on the floor is drinking.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: from occupied ga

This .22 ought to do the trick!!!

14 posted on 05/12/2011 4:52:09 AM PDT by catman67
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: doodad
In MA, IL, NJ, RI, MD or NY the headline would read "Woman Charged in Shooting Death - Victim Dies from Multiple Wounds."

And the quote would be from CPL Himmler of the NYC Police. "We can't have citizens taking the law into their own hands. We take illegal firearm possession very seriously." And the bulk of the people reading the story there would think, yes throw the book at her - that's what she gets for having a gun.

15 posted on 05/12/2011 4:52:25 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Ladysmith

Maybe I was a bit harsh, it just seemed a tad disingenuous. Smacks of degrees of threats that they would not accept.


16 posted on 05/12/2011 4:53:57 AM PDT by doodad
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Mouton
My sole advice...

My sole advice is to quit the armchair QB bitching on these self-defense threads.

It happens on every thread, FReepers bloviating about what type of caliber the victim should have used or where she should have aimed.

17 posted on 05/12/2011 4:54:21 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: catman67

NICE! - I want one. Does .22 magnum come in depleted uranium?


18 posted on 05/12/2011 4:55:07 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: from occupied ga

Yeah, I want one too!

Unfortunately, I live in Maryland and can’t have one.


19 posted on 05/12/2011 4:59:05 AM PDT by catman67
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Ladysmith

During the post tornado power outage in the Huntsville, Al area the Sheriff for Madison County repeatedly said, “people have the right to protect themselves and their property”.


20 posted on 05/12/2011 5:12:11 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Put Obie in a dress and call him "The Last Queen of Scotland".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: from occupied ga
Nope

And if the Green Queens have there way you won’t be able to get them in lead either.

21 posted on 05/12/2011 5:12:17 AM PDT by Pontiac
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: doodad
With five SS cards on him no doubt they are having to use the moneygram and phonecard in his pocket to track down family

Could be that or could be Amish. We'll know when they release the name. Gwinnett has a lot of hispanic "immigrants."

22 posted on 05/12/2011 5:14:00 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: from occupied ga

I used to work in this area. Just east of Buford Hwy.


23 posted on 05/12/2011 5:15:53 AM PDT by doodad
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Pontiac
way you won’t be able to get them in lead either.

Is there ever going to be an open season on Environuts? They're so many of them they're not an endangered species.

I'll settle for tungsten carbide core in a discarding nylon sabot. Not as good as uranium, but not subject to corrosion either. (never know when the bad guys are going to be wearing body armor)

24 posted on 05/12/2011 5:18:28 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: from occupied ga

Good thing it wasn’t a SWAT team raiding the wrong address or she’d be dead.


25 posted on 05/12/2011 5:21:52 AM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: gov_bean_ counter

Nice! We need a LOT more like him!


26 posted on 05/12/2011 5:32:20 AM PDT by Ladysmith ("There is no right that allows one person to place a burden on another." - Quinn)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Republic of Texas
Good thing it wasn’t a SWAT team raiding the wrong address or she’d be dead.

Yes but I'm sure they would have followed departmental guidelines, after all it's not their fault if they kill someone since they are just following orders, and you want them to go home to their families at night don't you? (Do I need the sarcasm tag?)

27 posted on 05/12/2011 5:32:25 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: from occupied ga

It really behooves society to pay a bounty when a citizen metes out justice at no cost to the taxpayer. She may need counseling or just a nice vacation after this horrible experience, and a couple thousand bucks would be appreciated.

It would have cost Gwinnet Co. many many thousands more than that to arrest, incarcerate, try and provide years of medical, educational, and legal services to the would-be rapist/murderer.


28 posted on 05/12/2011 5:32:52 AM PDT by kittymyrib
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kittymyrib
It really behooves society to pay a bounty when a citizen metes out justice at no cost to the taxpayer

Interesting idea, but not sure how it would work. Would I get paid a bounty if I came in to the police dept with a bundle of heads with gang tats on them?

29 posted on 05/12/2011 5:35:58 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: gov_bean_ counter
"During the post tornado power outage in the Huntsville, AL area the Sheriff for Madison County repeatedly said, “people have the right to protect themselves and their property”. And I took him at his word. While my family had the capability to leave town and go where they had power, I stayed home - and basically wore my .357 for 5 days. Thankfully, Huntsville had no major problems.
30 posted on 05/12/2011 5:40:29 AM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: from occupied ga
....with any civilian defending themselves....

So.... is this guy in the military? If not, then HE IS A CIVILIAN TOO.

This guy needs to learn it, love it, live it.

Hoss

31 posted on 05/12/2011 5:40:43 AM PDT by HossB86 ( NOBODY admits to being a Calvinist unless they are one. I AM ONE.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: HossB86
If not, then HE IS A CIVILIAN TOO.

Not in his mind and in de facto reality he isn't. If he kills someone he has to follow a lot lower standards than you or I do. Some years ago the Atlanta police raided the wrong house and killed a 92 year old woman - shot her and then according to departmental guidelines let her bleed out. They then tried to cover it up. They got caught. You or I would be looking at the death penalty. The few cops who were charged were charged with "violating oath of office." As I recall longest sentence was 7 years. Probably out now

32 posted on 05/12/2011 5:52:42 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: rushisright

Pinging you to this story.


33 posted on 05/12/2011 7:25:17 AM PDT by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: from occupied ga
"take..away"

You'd be surprised at how many people offer that inane argument as a reason for disarming people. After 9/11 when there was talk about arming pilots, I talked to more than a few people who laughed and said the criminals/terrorists would just take the guns away from the pilot. This after 9/11. Sure, a very likely military trained pilot will allow a bunch of terrorists to take his or her gun away away knowing that the terrorists, most likely Islamist fanatics, will crash the plane somewhere. Every account, naturally never printed in mainstream publications, of average citizens, especiallly females, using guns to defend him or herselves destroys the "they'll just take your gun away" stupid argument.

34 posted on 05/12/2011 7:58:32 AM PDT by driftless2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mouton; Ladysmith

>>My sole advice...get a larger caliber gun...you want no one on the plantiff stand in some lawyer induced suit against you.<<

Reality is that the doctors were the ones who finished this guy. They had to cut him every way from Sunday to stop the internal bleeding and remove the half dozen bullets she put in him. A .22 bullet will bounce, hop and ricochet inside a person like a rapper at a prom dance. Up, down, around and around.

The best part is that she was able to handle her little .22 that everyone considers so insufficient to do the job. The fact that it wasn’t doing any immediate visually stunning damage to the attacker as we see on TV shows is what would prompt her to aim better and keep firing.

What caliber do ranchers use to put down injured stock? Yup, if a .22 will drop a 1400 pound cow as fast as a lighting bolt will, it’ll take a man down too.


35 posted on 05/12/2011 8:33:03 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are..)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: driftless2
"Take it away"

I managed to shut up one of the people I know who came up with that by saying he was welcome to come by my house and take my gun away if he could, and what time was he planning on doing this so I'd be sure to be home and have an EMT ready, but he didn't take me up on it. Nevertheless, I'm sure the jackass was braying the same tune to someone else later. Logic doesn't enter anti-gunner's pointy little heads. Gun control is a form of religion. For the true believer no proof is necessary, and no disproof possible (Stuart Chase)

36 posted on 05/12/2011 9:06:50 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: from occupied ga

Well it looks like a double dip for you. Both Cuban national in the country three years, no mention of legality, and Amish. They put up online the Cuban part and it quickly disappeared saying he was from Alpharetta.

I can’t help but note that the Gwinnett Police just happened to have an onfile mug shot of the guy for the press. So now there are even more questions about this guy.


37 posted on 05/12/2011 6:17:14 PM PDT by doodad
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Mouton

“”My sole advice...get a larger caliber gun””

When you can hit all the vital spots with 10 out of 11 bullets, the caliber won’t matter. That’s what happened in this case. The investigators said that only one bullet went astray. She emptied the .22 clip and was reaching for her .38 when the creep exited the house through the back and she fled from the front...


38 posted on 05/12/2011 6:47:33 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: catman67

Does it come with a lanyard so you can hang it next to your soap on a rope while in the shower?

:)


39 posted on 05/12/2011 6:59:30 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Thank You Rush

Ah, there you are. I pinged the wrong Freeper. Glad you found this thread. So she hit him 10 bullets out of 11? That is outstanding shooting!


40 posted on 05/12/2011 8:32:09 PM PDT by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: from occupied ga

Thank God the weapon was loaded and not useless in a safe.


41 posted on 05/12/2011 8:37:52 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Negotiating with rabid dogs is stupid,)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: catman67

The two I’ve seen at the range have jamming and stove piping problems. The gun dealer I buy from says to wait a year or two and see if the manufacturer figures out why and fixes it. He thinks it’s in the mag construction not the basic blow-back system. In the meant time, I think there’s an eight or nine-shot .22 magnum revolver still being produced.


42 posted on 05/12/2011 8:41:30 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: EternalVigilance
Thank God the weapon was loaded and not useless in a safe.

or useless with a damn trigger lock on it. Another liberal idea that kills

43 posted on 05/12/2011 9:12:35 PM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: doodad
Cuban part and it quickly disappeared saying he was from Alpharetta

Cuba / Alpharetta not that different I guess. < /sarcasm>

44 posted on 05/12/2011 9:15:26 PM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: EternalVigilance; catman67
Tango Uniform Perpetrator

The liberal turds in the georgia general assembly punchbowl have been trying for years to pass a law that would require all of your firearms to either be locked away or have a trigger lock on them. Than God for this woman's sake that nonsense hasn't passed.

45 posted on 05/12/2011 9:26:50 PM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: doodad; EternalVigilance; catman67; Mouton

Guess what was conspicuously ABSENT from the localTV news (news that notoriously covers things like traffic accidents etc.)? Why this story was. I’m guessing that it didn’t fit with their anti-gun editorial policy. I obviously couldn’t watch all of the local channels, but didn’t see it on any of the ones I watched. Local radio covered it as their top story.


46 posted on 05/13/2011 5:45:22 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: catman67

Yep, a .22 mag is much better than a .22

Both will work if aimed right.


47 posted on 05/13/2011 1:24:58 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

DONATE



48 posted on 05/13/2011 1:39:37 PM PDT by TheOldLady
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: catman67
Unfortunately, I live in Maryland and can’t have one.

Free men need not ask permission, pack up and leave MD. A lot of states have a better environment.

49 posted on 05/13/2011 1:39:45 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson