She fired one shot, and the intruder fell to the floor. Some of our readers will be disappointed to find out that the intruder was not killed during the ordeal. He was injured and is spending some time in the hospital where he’s reportedly recovering. When he’s done getting better, he’ll be charged with burglary of a habitation with intent to commit assault. The Jacksonville Progress reported on the incident:
Cherokee County sheriff’s officers responded to a shooting about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday near Troup.
According to a news release, the shooting took place at a home on County Road 4808, several miles south of Troup.
A woman reportedly called 911 and said a man was trying to break into her house, and she shot him.
The woman told dispatchers the man was still inside the house, and her husband had detained him.
When deputies arrived, they located the suspect, who was transported to East Texas Medical Center in Tyler.
Deputies discovered that the suspect broke through a front door at the residence and confronted several people who were inside. The woman’s husband arrived home soon afterward and was attacked by the suspect near the back door.
The two men fought for several minutes before the husband broke free and ran back inside the house, locking the back door. However, the suspect gained entry into the house and began attacking the man again.
The man’s wife ordered ordered the suspect to stop, but he continued to assault her husband. The woman fired one shot, hitting the suspect, who fell to the floor. The woman then handed her husband the gun and she stayed on the phone with 911, according to the release.
The latest information available on the condition of the suspect was that he is in stable condition and would remain in the hospital for an undetermined length of time.
What an incorrigible suspect. He was quite tenacious. All he needed was a swift kick in the pants, preferably by a hot lead bullet. While he was probably taken out of the house on a stretcher, I’m sure most here would agree that he needed to be removed in a body bag. But the important thing to remember here is that the family is safe, and it was all thanks to a woman who knew how to handle a gun.