Police: Woman Kills Knife-Wielding Intruder

By: AP
By: AP

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) --

Gwinnett County police say a woman shot and killed a knife-wielding intruder who attacked her in her home near Duluth.

Gwinnett police Cpl. Edwin Ritter said the woman, who is in her
late 40s or early 50s, was getting out of the shower Wednesday
morning when the intruder turned out the lights and attacked her.

Ritter says the woman attempted to fight the man off with a
shower rod, but he forced her into her bedroom.

Ritter says the woman then retrieved a pistol and shot the man
several times. He says the man collapsed outside the house and was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center, where he died.

Ritter says the woman, who was treated for minor injuries,
probably will not be charged.


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  • by Anonymous on May 14, 2011 at 04:35 PM
    Should have put 20 rounds in his snot locker...I would have
  • by Georgia Boy Location: Cairo on May 12, 2011 at 04:35 AM
    We should take up a collection to buy this lady more ammo. This is one guy who won't be guilty of being a repeat offender.
  • by Linda on May 11, 2011 at 07:44 PM
    "Probably won't be charged?" She deserves praise for killing the piece of crap!
  • by David Location: Tallahassee on May 11, 2011 at 06:52 PM
    I love a story with a happy ending. The liberal gun haters won't like this story at all.
  • by Jenny Location: Tally on May 11, 2011 at 03:08 PM
    Atta girl! I am sorry you had to go through this but I am glad you were able to defend yourself. Don't beat yourself up too much for taking his life. He made his choice and deserved what he got. You are in my prayers.
  • by Chuck on May 11, 2011 at 02:10 PM
    Sounds pretty suspecious to me.......
  • by TOM Location: madison on May 11, 2011 at 12:56 PM
    Sorry she had to go through this ordeal but I am so thankful he died instead of her. God Bless
  • by Anonymous on May 11, 2011 at 12:00 PM
    could you please tell us who this lady is. I would like to congraulate her and send her some flowers for what she did. That is one more rapist that got what he deserved. Any man that attacks or hits a lady should get the same thing. Rape should be automatic death with no appeals and no plea bargaining.
  • by Thank you Brave Lady! Location: Tallahassee, FL on May 11, 2011 at 11:48 AM
    You Go Girl! She didn't play with this Thug. My son, his wife and baby daughter live in Atlanta too and you betcha, they are ready if a Thug breaks in their home again. All piece of trash Thugs will be met with a bullet. Thugs beware, America are on to you, we have armed ourselves like you have! Thank you Hero Lady for doing Atlanta a big favor getting this scum off the streets never to torture an innocent person again. Atlanta Mayor and the people of Atlanta should crown this brave lady Hero of the Month with a huge reward!
  • by Mike Location: Tallahassee on May 11, 2011 at 11:43 AM
    Justice Served... no jail, no jury, no one is going to waist their time with this guy... sucks for him. Glad that the lady is OK. well done
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