Mother Shoots Intruder to Protect Sleeping Daughters

Mother Shoots Intruder to Protect Sleeping Daughters

At midnight on October 21, a mother in Wichita, Kansas shot an intruder who had entered her house while her two daughters, a two-year-old and an eight-year old, were sleeping. 

According to, the 28-year-old mother heard her doorbell ring twice and “grabbed her handgun and went to investigate.”

She found a man standing in the middle of her living room who asked her, “How are you doing?”

She ordered the man out of her house and he began pawing at his pocket as if he might be digging out a gun so she shot him.

The intruder fled the scene but later showed up at a local hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to his shoulder. Police came to the hospital and arrested and jailed the 19-year-old man “on three counts of aggravated burglary.” 

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