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    Woman shoots intruder

    Sorry if this has been posted,I didn't see it anywhere.

    Gwinnett Police have released a recording of the 911 call made by a Duluth woman after she shot the knife-wielding intruder who attacked her at home last Wednesday (May 11). Her assailant, identified by police as Israel Perez Puentes, 34, of Alpharetta, died later from the gunshot wounds.

    The incident occurred about 6:30 a.m. when Punetes entered the home in the 2800 block of East Mount Tabor Circle in unincorporated Duluth, as the resident, a 53-year-old woman, was coming out of the shower, according to a Gwinnett Police spokesman. "She was exiting the shower when the man wielding a [kitchen] knife entered her bathroom," said Gwinnett Police spokesman Cpl. Edwin Ritter.

    The woman tried to fight off the man with the shower rod after she had fallen into the bathtub. Her attacker then forced her into the bedroom. Puentes apparently was going to sexually assault her, Ritter said. She was able to retrieve her .22-caliber pistol and then shot him multiple times, according to Ritter. Puentes left the house through the rear door and collapsed in the backyard.

    A neighbor to whose home the woman had run after the attack placed the 911 call then put her on the telephone. Sobbing hysterically, she managed to tell the dispatcher about the attack and give her address.

    “I was in the shower and the lights cut out in my house, and a man came in with a hood, and he had a knife in his hand….He told me to be quiet. He told me to get out of the tub, and he tried to force me on(to) the bed,” the woman told the police dispatcher.

    The woman was able to retrieve a .22 caliber pistol that she kept in a nightstand near the bed. “I took my .22, and I shot him as much as I could.” The woman informed the dispatcher she locked the rear sliding glass door after he ran out, and she rushed out the front door to the neighbor’s house. She said she wasn’t sure of his whereabouts.

    Puentes was transported to Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville where he later died from his injuries. The woman was transported to Gwinnett Medical Center in Duluth and was treated for minor injuries, Ritter said. No charges are expected to be filed against the woman. “It was apparently a justified use of deadly force," he said.

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    Nov 2009
    Charleston, South Carolina, United States
    You know what they say about bringing a knife to a gun fight. LOL

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    St. Louis County, MO
    Now we know what a dog is for...the first line of defense...
    "Don't let the door hit ya where the dawg shudda bit ya!"
    G'day and Glock

  5. Good for her! Hope she doesn't have any problems with this, I am sure there are some that may. My wife is my Rott now if someone comes in uninvited she would be snarling and telling them you don't want to do this and hollering at me.

  6. I love happy endings.. Tax payers spend about 40,000.00 per year per inmate. I propose well give her a least 20,000.00 for saving us from having to pay for this worthless piece of dog squeeze.
    "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that justifies it."Frederic Bastia

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    Im glad the lady was alright and was able to take out the trash. +1 for the good guys.

  8. Silly lady "only" had a 22 :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by aiko View Post
    Silly lady "only" had a 22 :-)
    A hit with a .22 does a lot more damage than a miss with a hand grenade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aiko View Post
    Silly lady "only" had a 22 :-)
    Don`t be so quick to put down the gun she had. It may not be the gun you or I would choose, but at least she had a gun and was able to take the bad guy out, thats all that matters.

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    South Carolina/Charleston
    From what I understand, a great many assasinations and mob-type killings (probably close range) are done with 22s. The Israelis, when they were looking for the Black September Munich massacre group, had 22s with them--as stated above, a good hit with a 22 is worth a lot more than a bad hit with anything else and it sure is easier with a 22.

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