One afternoon, a 37-year-old mother of two heard a knock at the front door of her home. At first, the woman assumed the visitor was a solicitor and told her 9-year-old twins not to answer.
When the knocking continued and the door bell began ringing repeatedly, the woman called her husband at work. Her husband advised her and the children to hide while he called 911. The family hid in a crawlspace in the attic.
Meanwhile, the intruder had forced his way into the home using a crowbar.
After rummaging through the home, the intruder worked his way to the attic where he was met with a .38-cal. revolver.
The woman fired six times. The intruder was later transported to a local medical center and was expected to survive his multiple gunshot wounds.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Loganville, GA, 1/5/2013