Washington Mother Shoots Home Intruder To Save Children On Thanksgiving

Washington Mother Shoots Home Intruder To Save Children On Thanksgiving

On Thanksgiving Day an Edmonds, Washington, mother shot an alleged home invader to protect herself and her four sleeping children.

According to KIRO TV, the 22-year-old suspect began “pounding” on the mother’s door at 3:15 a.m. Police say he pounded so loud for so long that the mother thought she must know the person. So she cracked the door open to see who it was and that it when the suspect pushed his way into the home.

When she realized she did not know him it was too late, he was already inside and fought back when she tried to push him out. 

The father had grabbed the four children and huddled them for safety when a shot rang out–it was the sound of the mother shooting the home invader in the stomach.

Police arrived, treated the suspect on scene, then transported him to Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center for surgery. He is “being investigated for burglary.” Police said the woman faces no charges because she shot in self-defense.  

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