GA mom shoots intruder 5 times, hides children
Posted on: 12:06 am, January 6, 2013, by _Web Staff_
, updated on: 12:39am, January 6, 2013
Paul Slater (Credit: Gwinnett Co. Sheriff’s Office)
LOGANVILLE, Ga. — A Georgia mother hid her two 9-year-old twins and shot an
intruder several times during a home invasion on Friday, according to
multiple media reports.
The Loganville mother said she didn’t initially answer when someone knocked
on her door around 1 p.m. Friday. When the visitor began repeatedly
ringing the doorbell, she called her husband at work, according to the _Atlanta
He then dialed 911 and his 37-year-old wife gathered their 9-year-old twins
and hid them in a crawlspace inside the home.
According to the report, the intruder then forced his way into the home and
started “rummaging” through the family’s belongings.
When the suspect went into the closet where the family was hiding ,the
woman fired six bullets at the suspect, five of which hit alleged suspect Paul
Ali Slater in the face and neck area.
“He opens the closet door and finds himself staring down the barrel of a
.38 revolver,” Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman told the _Atlanta
The woman fled to a neighbor’s home with her children. The woman and her
two children were not injured.
The injured intruder stumbled out of the home and attempted to flee in his
car. However, he crashed into a wooded area and collapsed in a neighbor’s
driveway, according to _WSB-TV_
The suspect was arrested at the scene. He was taken to a nearby hospital
and is expected to survive.
The victim’s husband said he’s proud of his wife.
“My wife is a hero. She protected her kids. She did what she was supposed
to do as responsible, prepared gun owner,” Donnie Herman told _WSB-TV._
and _The Atlanta Journal Constitution _
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