A pregnant mother shot an intruder during an attempted break-in at her Alabama home late last week.
WVTM reports that Marquita Turner was at her home on Ethel Avenue in Birmingham last Friday morning at around 2:20 a.m. when she was awoken by the sound of somebody removing her air conditioner window unit to get inside.
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“I grabbed my gun when I woke up. And I walked out of the door and I saw them, the guy in the hallway … he was kind of close to me so I shot and he fell. And from that point, I went and turned on the lights and I called the police,” Turner said.
Turner, who is five months pregnant, says she shot two or three times, hitting the suspect once. Police arrived and the intruder was transported to UAB Hospital to be treated. He is expected to make a full recovery.
Turner told WVTM this is the third time somebody has tried to break into her home since she moved in seven months ago. She’s glad she had her pistol, which she bought two years ago, to defend herself and her unborn child.
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“You have to protect yourself. Without a doubt. Take matters into your own hands. Get some type of protection. Don’t take anything for granted. You got to protect you and your child. Be strong. If it comes down to that, then that’s what you have to do. Don’t be scared,” Turner said.
[h/t to NRA News]
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A store clerk in southwest Ohio shot an armed robbery suspect last Friday night.
Cincinnati.com reports that a man in his late 20s wearing a mask and latex surgical gloves walked into the Harrison Food Mart in Cheviot just after 11 p.m. The suspect drew a handgun, pointed it at the clerk behind the counter and began demanding money.
The Cheviot Police Department says the clerk, who just happened to be a concealed carry permit holder, managed to pull out his legally-owned gun and open fire, shooting the armed robber.
The suspect immediately fled the scene and was arrested by police next door shortly thereafter. The man was then taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center to be treated for his injuries. His condition has not yet been made available.
The would-be armed robber carried no identification on him, so Cheviot police are asking for anybody with more information about this case to contact the Cheviot Police Department at 513-825-2280.
Read more: http://www.cincinnati.com
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An Arkansas realtor discovered three men hiding out at a house she was preparing to show to prospective buyers, holding all three suspects at gunpoint until police arrived.
KAIT reports that the realtor had been showing the house on the 2800-block of Turtle Creek Drive in Jonesboro for months without incident until last Friday when he walked into the home and saw two men running out of a room. She entered the room and saw a naked man lying face down on a bed.
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The realtor drew her gun and ordered the other two men to get back in the room. She then called 911.
Jonesboro police arrived and found 38-year-old Corey Vandyke passed out on the bed. When they were able to get inside the locked room containing the other two suspects, it was discovered that they had fled through the bedroom window.
According to KAIT, Vandyke became hostile when police arrested him. He told one officer he was going to put a bullet in the back of his head, and allegedly told officers he had a .22 rifle with iron sights he was going to use to shoot them.
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Police found an unloaded rifle and a shotgun in the house, as well as a marijuana plant in the yard.
Vandyke is now facing a first-degree terroristic threatening charge, KAIT reported.
[h/t to NRA News]
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A woman in Leitchfield, Kentucky shot and killed her violent ex-boyfriend after he forced his way into her home last Saturday night.
According to WDRB, 43-year-old Patrick Dewayne Decker arrived at his ex-girlfriend’s house and started banging on her windows and doors. When she didn’t answer, he kicked down the front door and entered the home.
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What Decker didn’t realize is that, by this time, his ex-girlfriend had armed herself. When he walked in, his ex — in fear for her life and the life of her 11-year-old son — fired multiple rounds, hitting him at least once in the chest.
Decker fled and collapsed in his parent’s driveway a couple of hundred feet away.
Authorities arrived and Decker was pronounced dead at the scene.
As WDRB reports, Decker had a domestic violence order against him which prevented him from making contact with his ex-girlfriend, but, incredibly, the order was changed to allow Decker to stay in his parent’s home, which was right next door to his ex. He was ordered not to make any contact with her.
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Decker had a rap sheet that includes burglary, rape, kidnapping and assault, WDRB said.
Police are continuing to investigate, but it doesn’t appear likely that Decker’s ex-girlfriend will be charged.
[h/t to BearingArms.com]
Read more: http://www.wdrb.com
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