Three armed home invaders quickly realized that they chose the wrong house to break into after its owner, an armed and dangerous Asian woman, began firing at them, killing one in an instant.
The suspects allegedly entered the woman’s home at Spring Drive NW in Gwinnett County, before 4 a.m. Friday morning, according to CBS46 News.
CCTV footage showed the fearless woman taking on three armed men with her gun, relentlessly unloading an entire magazine to the fleeing trio.
“Just bam bam bam bam and that was it,” said awoken neighbor Paul Raper.
According to local police, one of the suspects kicked the house’s door open, waking up the homeowner. The woman immediately went outside her room with her handgun, and started blasting away at the three intruders who entered her door.
“The female retrieved her handgun went to investigate the sound when she observed several males inside of her home,” Gwinnett County Police Corporal Deon Washington told CBS46 News. “At that point she began firing at the suspects and at least one of the other two suspects began firing back at her.”
One of the invaders, 28 year-old Antonio Leeks, was killed immediately after catching a bullet in the torso. The other two intruders fired shots as they escaped.
The unidentified Asian lady who dropped the suspect will not be charged of any crime.
“Homeowners, they’re in their home, they don’t have the duty to retreat to the closet to the kitchen out the backdoor it’s their home and they have the right to protect it,” Law Enforcement analyst Vincent Hill explained.
“You can’t say there is an imminent threat if someone is in your front yard or at your mailbox,” Hill said. “Once they are inside that threshold, once they are inside that door there’s the threat. But it’s hard to justify castle doctrine if they are in your yard or down the street.”
The remaining two suspects remain at large.