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The man, whose name is being withheld by police, broke into the rear of the house armed with a gun, Lawson said. At that time, the woman told her mother to run away and call police.
While the homeowner ran to a neighbor's house, calling 911 and tripping the house's burglar alarm, her daughter armed herself with a shotgun.
When the man did not stop coming toward her or drop his own weapon, she shot him, Lawson said.
Police officers arriving at that moment heard gunshots and saw the woman in the garage, holding the shotgun. They demanded she drop the weapon, and when she turned toward them with the gun in her hand, at least one officer opened fire.
The woman was struck by the police gunfire. Both she and the man were taken to Huntsville Hospital.
How many people know what to do and best practices to apply for after a defensive shooting? It would be a shame to survive a deadly encounter with a bad guy only to be killed by your supposed rescuers.