Woman Who Shot Suspect: ‘I Feared for My Life and Everyone in My House’

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AWR HAWKINS

A Memphis woman who shot an intrusion suspect said, “I feared for my life and everyone in my house.”

According to WREG, police indicate that “William Barnes was shot after he kicked in the front door of a home on South Holmes Street.” Barnes allegedly entered the home and told the woman he was trying to find someone.

Sharon Moorehead says she saw Barnes on her security camera before he allegedly made entry. “She called police twice” then opened fire once Barnes allegedly kicked in the door.

Fox 13 quoted Moorehead saying, “He started kicking the door in, and I just started shooting.  I didn’t have time to talk to him. I shot him because I feared for my life and everyone in my house.”

She added, “Thieves and criminals don’t care. They are coming to get you and whatever you have and you have a right to protect yourself and your belongings.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

 

 

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