An Atlanta, GA mom shot an intruder 5 times after he discovered the place where she and her children had been hiding. The woman, who remains unidentified, put her life on the line to protect her twins and her story has made national news. On Jan. 6, FOX 8 reported that a man broke into the woman's house and was shot by the woman when he approached the crawlspace where she and her kids were hiding.
"The alleged burglar, Paul Ali Slater, eventually found the family’s hiding space. The woman fired six shots, five of which struck Slater in the face and neck. The man fled the home and ran to a nearby home," FOX 8 reported. His injuries sound serious but, according to the report, he did not die.
The mom who shot the intruder 5 times obviously felt as though she needed to take extreme measures to keep her family safe. It is unknown if the intruder possessed any weapons or if he further threatened the family in any way. Regardless, the mom did what she had to do. She took matters in to her own hands as soon as he got close to her and her kids.
The mom and her twins were not injured in the incident according to the report. Although it was a very scary situation, it sounds like the mom did the right thing. She is definitely a hero to her kids and to other moms (and dads) who would do anything to keep their kids safe.
When a mom shoots an intruder 5 times, it is considered self-defense in most cases. It is highly unlikely that the woman will be charged.
© Effie Orfanides 2013