86 Year Old Woman Uses Gun to Protect Herself

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  1. The bad part is that the criminal coward got away.

    86-year-old woman grabs gun in self-defense

    An 86-year-old woman grabbed a gun in self-defense when police say an intruder broke into her home. News 5 sat down with this woman today and listened to her tell about the experience.

    Louise Howard lives just off a busy highway in Bulls Gap.

    She told us she's been the victim of theft many times before, and she's had enough and it was time to take a stand.

    "I told different people if I ever catch them, I mean to kill them," said Louise Howard.

    Louise Howard may be 86 years old, but she isn't afraid to defend her home or her life.

    On Friday afternoon she was forced to do that. Howard said a young woman broke the glass on her door and forced her way inside.

    "I was in shock. I didn't know what she was going to do to me!" Howard said.

    Howard immediately grabbed her gun, but the two started to struggle down the hall.

    "I already had my gun in my hand, and I wouldn't turn it loose for anything," she explained.

    Howard's hands are proof she wasn't letting go.

    "She stuck a fingernail in there," said Howard. "She moved her hands sort of released me a bit. I moved over like that, and I was going to shoot her in the stomach, but she took her knee and hit my elbow."

    The bullet ended up inside the wall where it still hides.

    Sheriff Ronnie Lawson told us Howard was in her rights to use her gun for protection.

    "All indications [were] the intruder, the female, has a wrench. It was what she used to break the window of the door so she could've defended herself," Sheriff Lawson explained.

    Howard said she is a repeat victim of crime, "I decided I would put all of my valuables in my pocketbook, and they would be with me wherever I went and nobody would get it," she said.

    But she still came out with a loss. Investigators said the suspect took her purse, that held two sets of keys, some rings, a bank card, and checkbook, but thankfully for her, nothing more valuable than that.

    "I was more scared for my cat than I was for me, because I guess I'd give my life that cat I love him so," said Howard.

    Sheriff Lawson described the suspect as a white female about 5'9" with a slender build, long dark hair, and a round face.

    The suspect was seen leaving in a red car.

    If you have any information you're asked to call the Hawkins County Sheriff's Department at (423) 272-4848.

    source: http://www.wcyb.com/news/86-year-ol...se/-/14590844/18404728/-/9fdio6z/-/index.html
  2. It's a shame she missed.
  3. stoic


    A 35-year old woman called 9-1-1 after a man followed her home from a gas station and forced his way inside through the front door. The woman ordered the man to leave then retreated to her bedroom. The intruder picked up a knife from the kitchen and followed her. He threatened the woman with the knife and ordered her to take off her clothes. She warned the man that she would shoot him, but he continued to push her to undress. She retrieved a 9 mm handgun from under the pillow and pointed it at the intruder. When he continued toward her, she pulled the trigger. The suspect was fatally wounded. - Santa Fe, New Mexico