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Woman shoots knife-wielding intruder in Gwinnett
The incident happened about 6:30 a.m. at a home in the 2800 block of East Mount Tabor Circle.
Gwinnett police Cpl. Edwin Ritter told the AJC that the woman, who is in her late 40s or early 50s, was getting out of the shower when the intruder, who she did not know, turned out the lights and attacked her.
She fell back into the shower, injuring her back, and attempted to fight the man off with the shower rod, Ritter said.
"She was telling him that she has money and please dont hurt her," Ritter said.
"He forced her into her bedroom," Ritter said. "Once inside the bedroom, she retrieved a .22-caliber pistol and shot him several times."
The suspect, who was in his 20s, collapsed outside the house. He was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center, where he died.
The victim was taken to Duluth Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries, according to Ritter.
He said the woman would not likely be charged in the incident.
"She responded to the deadly threat with deadly force," Ritter said.
"Thats awesome that she had something to protect herself with, neighbor Michelle Church said.
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