When three burglars kicked in the door of a Gwinnett County home, they had no idea they would be met with gunfire from a woman living at the residence.
The woman, who is a local restaurant owner, shot one of the intruders at close range. He died in the driveway from his injuries. The other two suspects narrowly escaped.
“She exercised her right to defend her livelihood and property,” Cpl. Deon Washington with the Gwinnett County Police Department told Channel 2’s Nicole Carr.
Surveillance video from inside the home shows the Gwinnett County woman rush from her bedroom and then unloads all her bullets on the three men who kicked in her front door.
The woman is a local restaurant manager who was staying in a housemate’s Spring Drive home for work-related reasons.
She heard the three intruders break into the home around 4 a.m. Friday. Video shows the men have guns clearly in hand.
Police said the men were looking for cash when they met their match.
As they exchange fire with drywall debris clouding the dark home, the video shows one man run through a glass door.
Another man died of his injuries in the driveway.
The video then shows the woman being consoled by a housemate who gently takes away the gun.
“It’s not common that we receive this caliber of surveillance video showing the crime unfold, an actual home invasion,” Washington said.
Now police need to find the two surviving suspects.
See the shocking video on page 2.