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Woman Fights Off, Kills Intruder in her Gwinnett Home

Fending off a knife-wielding man, Duluth woman shoots attacker.

A Duluth woman shot and killed a man who had broken into her home during an early-morning home invasion Wednesday.

Gwinnett County police said the incident occured at about 6:30 a.m. when the attacker, a black male in his mid 20s, entered the home located in the 2800 block of East Mount Tabor Circle while the resident, a white female in her mid 40s or early 50s, was in the shower.

"She was exiting the shower when a black male wielding a knife entered her bathroom," said Cpl. Edwin Ritter. "There was a struggle, he forced her into the bedroom, where she was able to retrieve a pistol."

During the struggle the unidentified woman told her attacker, "Please don't hurt me, I've got money."

The woman was able to retrieve her .22-caliber pistol and shot her attacker.

Police said the man was shot multiple times and staggered out of the house where he collapsed. He was transported to Gwinnett Medical Center where he later died from his injuries.

The woman was transported to Duluth Medical Center and was treated for minor injuries according to Ritter.

"It was apparently a justified use of deadly force. No charges are likely to be filed against the woman," said Ritter.

Neither the intruder nor the victim's identities are being released at this time pending an investigation.

Silvia Tripp May 11, 2011 at 03:30 PM
Good for her she was smart and lucky!
Dorothy Stevenson May 11, 2011 at 07:12 PM
How was she able to get her gun???
Robert Garmon May 12, 2011 at 06:36 PM
Why was the color of their skin news worthy , unless the reporter was trying to make race the major issue instead of self defense and home invasion?
69usmc73 May 22, 2011 at 02:25 PM
This is why the Government doesn't need to try to take our guns. They are for our protection.
Jim May 22, 2011 at 03:10 PM
She was smart and ..... PREPAIRED Doroth S.: She was able to get her gun because the pseudo-liberals had not been able to surpress her Constitutional Rights.

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