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  • Home invasion ends the right way; good news story

    http://www.ajc.com/news/gwinnett/wom...in-942224.html

    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.

    The incident happened about 6:30 a.m. at a home in the 2800 block of East Mount Tabor Circle.

    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.

    The victim ran to a neighbor's house after the attack, and was later taken to Duluth Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries. She was released from the hospital and returned to her home just before noon Wednesday.

    Neighbor Rebecca Wisecup told the AJC that she was awakened about 6:30 a.m. to the sounds of someone screaming and crying.

    "I came out of the bedroom and out into the hallway and it was just horrible screaming, and I found our neighbor on our kitchen floor," Wisecup said. "She was naked, just out of the shower. She was screaming that somebody tried to kill her, and ‘Oh my God, oh, my God, he tried to kill me.'"

    “She said she shot him and he got away, or she didn’t know where he was, so we called the police," Wisecup said, tearing up as she recounted the morning's events. "I tried to get her up out of the floor and got a robe on her and got her to sit down, and within a few minutes the police showed up and took care of her."

    Wisecup said that the victim told her that "she was in the shower, and the bathroom light went off, and she opened the shower curtain and there was a man that held a knife up to her throat."

    Wisecup said her neighbor is a "a nice lady, just a sweet lady.Thank God she's OK and she had a weapon to protect herself with."

    Ritter said the victim would not be charged in the incident.

    "She responded to the deadly threat with deadly force," he said.

    Ritter said police were checking to see if the assailant might be involved in other crimes in the area. He said the man's name was being withheld until relatives are notified.

    Marsha Day, who lives down the street, said her house has been broken into twice since she moved into the neighborhood 11 years ago.

    “Fortunately, I wasn’t home either time, but I’ve lost a lot of stuff because of break-ins,” Day said.

    “That’s awesome that she had something to protect herself with,” neighbor Michelle Church said.

    “I don’t know how she was good enough to get her gun like that,” Church said. “She’s very lucky and fortunate that she was able to defend herself. Good for her.”

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    I Love it
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    • #3
      Originally posted by jcioccke View Post
      I Love it
      Me too!

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      • #4
        I love GA!

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        • #5
          Same thing happened in the Detroit area recently - gotta love it!! "Screw the dog, beware of owner!"
          Originally posted by RSGSRT
          We've reached a point where natural selection doesn't have a chance in hell of keeping up with the procreation of imbeciles.
          Why is it acceptable for you to be an idiot, but not acceptable for me to point it out?

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          • #6
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            Our houses are protected by the good Lord and a gun.
            And you might meet 'em both if you show up here not welcome son.

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            • #7
              That's good stuff right there!!!!
              Whatever hits the fan, will not be evenly distributed.
              Some minds are like concrete...Thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.
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              • #8
                I love that she didn't stop after just one time.

                Good follow through, lady.

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                • #9
                  Shot him multiple times is Great!!!

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                  • #10
                    And some people thing a .22 won't kill.
                    GOD IS A NINJA WITH A SNIPER RIFLE, WAITING TO TAKE YOU OUT.

                    "For weapons training they told me to play DOOM"

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                    • #11
                      ......................Good..................
                      I make my living on Irish welfare.

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                      • #12
                        Reading the stories in my NRA 1st Freedom magazine and things like this makes me think I need a hand gun not just a shot gun. I want to take training for a hand gun, maybe I should go to the NRA for training, the main office is not far from me.

                        I do know a cop that works at the range but don't think he could teach me there. I don't need guns while in my condo but when I retire I will live alone in a house, that is when I will really want guns. I have a really nice old shotgun that is in great condition.
                        It's not that liberals are ignorant. It's just that they know so much that isn't so. Ronald Reagan


                        TSA, I would rather be felt up than blown up.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Justsaying View Post
                          Reading the stories in my NRA 1st Freedom magazine and things like this makes me think I need a hand gun not just a shot gun. I want to take training for a hand gun, maybe I should go to the NRA for training, the main office is not far from me.

                          I do know a cop that works at the range but don't think he could teach me there. I don't need guns while in my condo but when I retire I will live alone in a house, that is when I will really want guns. I have a really nice old shotgun that is in great condition.
                          You can go to any public range and there will be a firearms instructor there that can teach you as well as recommend a good firearm for you. While people will have their own opinion on whats the best self defense gun to buy, it all comes down to what are you comfortable with and how much are you willing to put into buying a handgun.
                          GOD IS A NINJA WITH A SNIPER RIFLE, WAITING TO TAKE YOU OUT.

                          "For weapons training they told me to play DOOM"

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by GIOSTORMUSNRET View Post
                            You can go to any public range and there will be a firearms instructor there that can teach you as well as recommend a good firearm for you. While people will have their own opinion on whats the best self defense gun to buy, it all comes down to what are you comfortable with and how much are you willing to put into buying a handgun.
                            Thanks, the cost is not so much an issue, I want something that will work for me. A gun is something you keep and don't replace every few years like you do a cell phone.
                            It's not that liberals are ignorant. It's just that they know so much that isn't so. Ronald Reagan


                            TSA, I would rather be felt up than blown up.

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                            • #15
                              *ahem*
                              Boo-Yah.
                              *ahem*

                              That is all.
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