Last month, a woman in suburban Atlanta made headlines after a video of her fighting off three armed burglars went viral online.
Chen Fengzhu is a Chinese-American woman who runs a seafood market in Atlanta. She was sleeping at her home in Gwinnett County, Georgia when she was awoken by strange noises inside the house.
In the surveillance video, Chen can be seen grabbing a gun and firing at the unsuspecting burglars while calling 911.
“I didn’t have any choice so I had to take out the gun I’d hid there. Then I loaded my pistol and walked out of my bedroom. I shot at the burglars when I saw them. One of them fled quickly, and another one ran away from the front door. Then I shot again, the one inside my home also broke the glass on the back door and ran away,”
After a brief exchange of gunfire, all the suspects fled the scene. However, she shot one of them in the torso and he died on the driveway after paramedics failed to resuscitate him.
Chen told CCTV
“First I chose to call 911. I called on the phone while I took out the pistol. But my phone call couldn’t get through. So I had to open fire on them while calling 911,” Chen said.
Chen will not be charged for her actions as it was a justifiable defense, according to Police.