Woman Hiding in Attic Shoots Intruder Five Times to Protect Her Children


I picked this up from Townhall.  This apparently occurred in Georgia

A woman hiding in her attic with children shot an intruder multiple times before fleeing to safety Friday.

The incident happened at a home on Henderson Ridge Lane in Loganville around 1 p.m. The woman was working in an upstairs office when she spotted a strange man outside a window, according to Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman. He said she took her 9-year-old twins to a crawlspace before the man broke in using a crowbar.

But the man eventually found the family.

“The perpetrator opens that door. Of course, at that time he’s staring at her, her two children and a .38 revolver,” Chapman told Channel 2’s Kerry Kavanaugh.

The woman then shot him five times, but he survived, Chapman said. He said the woman ran out of bullets but threatened to shoot the intruder if he moved.

“She’s standing over him, and she realizes she’s fired all six rounds. And the guy’s telling her to quit shooting,” Chapman said.

The woman ran to a neighbor’s home with her children. The intruder attempted to flee in his car but crashed into a wooded area and collapsed in a nearby driveway, Chapman said.

Deputies arrested 32-year-old Atlanta resident Paul Slater in connection with the crime. Chapman said they found him on the ground saying, “Help me. I’m close to dying.” Slater was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center for treatment. His condition is unclear, but Chapman said he was shot in the face and neck.

In February, Slater was arrested on simple battery charges, according to the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office. He has been arrested six other times in the county since 2008.

Kavanaugh was the first reporter at the scene as deputies investigated. The victim’s husband told Kavanaugh he’s proud of his wife. He was on the phone with her as the intruder broke in.

“My wife is a hero. She protected her kids. She did what she was supposed to do as responsible, prepared gun owner,” Donnie Herman said.

He said he’s thankful for his family’s safety.

“Her life is saved, and her kids’ life is saved, and that’s all I’d like to say,” Herman said.

Handy things, those guns. 

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15 Responses to Woman Hiding in Attic Shoots Intruder Five Times to Protect Her Children

  1. tckev says:

    Have you looked at http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2013/01/05/its-not-the-rifles-stupid/#comment-174997
    Talk about a left wing idiot wanting to ban all guns.

    This piece show that when a gun is required they can save lives.

  2. kim2ooo says:

    Here is about what has happened since the Journal Posted addresses

    Criticism of The Journal News, which published a gun permit database last month, broadened Friday with Rockland law enforcement officials saying the map listing the names and addresses of those with gun permits is endangering lives.

    Inmates at the Rockland County jail are taunting corrections officers by saying they know the guards’ home addresses — information they got from the list published by Westchester-based newspaper, Rockland County Sheriff Louis Falco said.


  3. Tony Duncan says:


  4. Latitude says:

    ok…that’s it…..we need more gun control…..then this upstanding young man would not be in the hospital right now


  5. Gene Nemetz says:

    I don’t have a problem at at with what this woman did. Criminals beware!

  6. Gene Nemetz says:

    Two things I have to have today: my orange juice, and an NFL post at suyts space.


  7. philjourdan says:

    She should get the chair! Killing a defenseless intruder that way!

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