Video shows woman shooting at burglars during home invasion


"She exercised her right to defend her livelihood and property," Cpl. Deon Washington with the Gwinnett County Police Department told WSB-TV.

>> Read more trending stories  

Surveillance video from inside the home shows the woman rush from her bedroom and then unload all her bullets on the three men who kicked in her front door.

The woman is a restaurant manager who was staying in a housemate's Spring Drive home for work-related reasons.

She heard the three intruders break into the home around 4 a.m. Friday. Video shows the men have guns clearly in hand.

Police said the men were looking for cash when they met their match.

As they exchange fire with drywall debris clouding the dark home, the video shows one man run through a glass door.

Another man died of his injuries in the driveway.

The video then shows the woman being consoled by a housemate who gently takes away the gun.

"It's not common that we receive this caliber of surveillance video showing the crime unfold, an actual home invasion," Washington said.

Now police need to find the two surviving suspects.

"They're not wearing anything on their faces so we're highly anticipating someone watching the evening newscast will recognize these people," Washington said.

Police are asking if you know anything to please call the Gwinnett County Police Department. 


Reader Comments


Next Up in News

I-75 construction ends early and under budget
I-75 construction ends early and under budget
“Malfunction junction” was declared dead Thursday at a celebratory completion of the I-75 Modernization Project, which state transportation officials...
Little boy gets magical send-off from Make-A-Wish
Little boy gets magical send-off from Make-A-Wish
Boston Logan was full of Disney Magic Thursday morning for one special 6-year-old boy. Six-year-old Giovanni Maggiore was born with just half a heart.
Trump says drugs a 'very, very big factor' in Charlotte protests
Trump says drugs a 'very, very big factor' in Charlotte protests
Protests erupted in Charlotte, North Carolina, after a police officer shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott while serving an unrelated arrest warrant,...
Butler County proposes major change for Ohio 129 interchange
Butler County proposes major change for Ohio 129 interchange
Major changes could be in store for Interstate 75 interchanges in growing Liberty and West Chester townships.
Yahoo hack: What do you do if your account was hacked?
Yahoo hack: What do you do if your account was hacked?
Yahoo announced Thursday that at least half a billion people had their email accounts hacked in late 2014.
More Stories

You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to myDaytonDailyNews.com.

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of free premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and bonus content- exclusively for subscribers. Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

X

Welcome to myDaytonDailyNews.com

This subscriber-only site gives you exclusive access to breaking news, in-depth coverage, exclusive interactives and bonus content.

You can read free articles of your choice a month that are only available on myDaytonDailyNews.com.