The terrifying incident of a woman shooting an intruder occurred at a residence on James Taylor Lane Tuesday afternoon, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) said, according to WALA.
Woman fatally shoots intruder who broke down her door
A woman fatally shot a knife-wielding man who pushed down the door of her home and began searching for her and her children, according to police.
The woman punched the side of the home while cursing and screaming, then returned to the front door and backed away, video shows.
“You want to play F-King, let’s play F-King!” she yelled repeatedly.
Once inside, the suspect pulled out a knife and announced he was going to injure the woman who lives there, who is also the mother of his children, Wala reported.
Deputies said the angry man went from room to room and searched for the woman and her children.
The woman shot him twice and killed him, Wala reported.
“Florida state statute allows people to take reasonable steps to protect themselves from harm,” Escambia County Sheriff Chip Simmons said.
“They look out of the video – their behavior and intentions were clear.” “The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office will uphold a person’s right to adequately protect themselves with the use of deadly violence,” Sheriff Simmons.
He was supposed to be headed for anger management treatment when the incident occurred.