ST. LOUIS, MO – A female homeowner was forced to defend herself against two early morning intruders.
The woman had been temporarily living in a section of her garage in St. Louis, MO. Around 3 AM on July 27, 2023, two men broke into the garage. One of the men charged at the homeowner, but she was armed and shot him. He fled the garage after being shot, but the other man proceeded to attack the woman. The police report stated she was able to hit the 2nd man with her gun, and he was shot in the hand.
It is unclear if she intended to shoot the second man or if the gun discharged as she used it to hit him. Regardless, she was able to stop the threat. There are no other details other than both men were transported to the hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries. They were both charged with 1st-degree burglary and 4th-degree assault.
Don’t you just love a happy ending? Both suspects were shot and the woman sustained no injuries. It just goes to show you that a firearm can be a great equalizer.