At 6 a.m. Thursday morning suspects broke through a South Carolina mother’s home and she defended her family with the firearm she thought she’d never have to use. Thankfully only the burglar was harmed.
From Fox Carolina:
She looked out the window and didn’t see anyone, so she asked who was there. No one answered her, but she heard people speaking in front of the house. Next, Jones said she called 911 and grabbed her gun.
As she walked downstairs with the gun, she said she saw a strange man in a red shirt knocking on her window by the front door.
“I yelled, ‘I have a gun, I will shoot you, get away from my house,’” Jones said.
She said the man and a second person then went to the back of the house and tried to enter through the back door. Then, they went to the garage before coming back to the front door.
That’s when Jones said the man kicked in the front door, and she pulled the trigger. She said the bullet hit the man, and he ran off.
“Something just came over me, and I got calm. My heart slowed down and I got focused. I told myself if he comes in here, you can’t let him get past your doorstep. You have three young children to protect.”
– Ashley Jones
Jones said she didn’t hesitate, and if the man would’ve continued into the home, she would have fired again.