A Loganville, Ga. Mother of two not only saved her own life, but that of her nine-year-old twins when she shot an intruder five times, The Blaze reported on Saturday, Jan 5. The woman and her children were unharmed.
According to local television station WSB-TV, the woman was home alone with her twins when the doorbell rang. When she did not answer the phone, the man went back to his car and returned with a crowbar.
The suspect, who has been identified as Paul Slater, attempted to enter the home using the crowbar on the home office window. The woman grabbed her children, her phone, her gun, and ran upstairs as Slater began searching the house. Eventually, Paul Slater found the woman and her children.
“The perpetrator opens the door. Of course, at the time he’s staring at her, her two children and a .38 revolver,” said Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman.
The woman then shot Slater five times, but he survived. Sheriff Chapman said the woman ran out of bullets but threatened to shoot Paul Slater if he moved.
Donnie Herman, the woman’s husband said:
“My wife is a hero. She protected her kids. She did what she was supposed to do as a responsible, prepared gun owner. “
Herman is thankful for his family’s safety, saying, “Her life is saved, and her kids’ life [sic] is saved, and that’s all I’d like to say.”
After shooting Paul Slater, the woman took her children and ran to a neighbor’s home. Slater attempted to flee, but in his car but crashed into a wooded area and collapsed in a nearby driveway, Sheriff Chapman said. Paul Slater was taken to an area hospital with punctured lungs, a punctured liver, and a punctured stomach. Slater has reportedly been arrested six times since 2008.