An Atlanta-area woman opened fire on three armed intruders early last Friday morning who were breaking into her home.
The dramatic home invasion shootout at 4 a.m., during which the woman defended herself from the men after a very rude and scary awakening, was recorded by surveillance video (see embedded footage below) as drywall debris flew everywhere from the gunfire.
As depicted in the footage, the burglars entered the home in Gwinnett County, Georgia, with their guns drawn.
The woman came running out of her bedroom in the Atlanta suburb and fired her gun at the intruders who apparently had kicked in the front door. All three suspects fled the scene, with one shown crashing through a glass door.
The suspect wearing a wig reportedly died in the encounter from wounds to his chest and was found in the driveway. He was identified as a 28-year-old Atlanta resident. The other two men are still at large, prompting cops to release the home video footage now.
"She exercised her right to defend her livelihood and property," observed Cpl. Deon Washington of the Gwinnett County Police Department, Atlanta's WSB-TV detailed in the news report below. "It's not common that we receive this caliber of surveillance video showing the crime unfold. They're not wearing anything on their faces so we're highly anticipating someone watching the evening newscast will recognize these people."