Three Detroit women, ages 29, 55, and 75, were getting ready to leave for Sunday services when they were faced with a serious threat. An unknown man who had been lurking outside their home confronted them, grabbed the 55-year-old homeowner by her coat, and forced all three women back inside.
Once indoors, the homeowner and her daughter repeatedly told the man to leave, but he refused. That’s when the homeowner grabbed a gun and fired twice to defend herself and the two other women. She hit him in the chest at least once and the man, who was in his mid-30s, was declared dead at the scene when officers arrived.
Authorities aren’t taking any legal action against the women, believing this was a justified self-defense shooting.
“If it’s an unknown person and they follow you inside, I suspect they would be legitimately in fear for their wellbeing and safety,” explained David Balash, a retired Michigan State Police gun expert who was interviewed by the press. “They have every right to defend themselves.”
“I was about to go to church when I heard the shots,” said the women’s neighbor, Lashundra Craig (shown in the video below). “They put up the crime tape and I went to church.”
“Do you think you could have pulled the trigger like that woman did?” FOX2 asked Ms. Craig.
“Yes,” she answered instantly. “I don’t own a gun, but if I did and they were in my house, yes.”