Watch the surveillance footage released by the Gwinnett County Police Department of the moment a Georgia woman rushed out of her bed in the middle of the night and opened fire at three thugs who broke into her house on September 16th.
According to The Daily Mail , seconds after entering the home, the woman is seen coming out of her bedroom in pajamas with a handgun, and fires several shots at the armed suspects, according to WSB TV 2.
Terrifying robbery: Surveillance footage from inside the Gwinnett home shows the three men – all with guns – bursting through the front door of the home at 3.43am Friday
Met their match: Within seconds the woman comes out of her room, armed with her own gun, and immediately opens fire, shooting at all three men
Brave: The woman is seen fearlessly taking on three armed men and shot one of the men dead
Surveillance from inside the house, which is stacked with supplies for a restaurant, shows the woman emptying the clip of her gun
Even after the men are gone she continues to fire out the front door. One of the suspects was found dead on the driveway
The video shows one of the men jumping through a glass door to get away from the stream of bullets, as dry wall debris is seen flying all over the house.
Two of the men managed to escape. It is unclear if they had been shot.
However a third intruder, identified Antonio Leeks, 28, of Atlanta, was shot and killed in the home invasion.
He was found dead from his injuries in the driveway of the home by police.
Police released in the footage in the hopes that someone will come forward and identify the other two suspects.
Fighting back: Afterwards the woman is seen calmly calling 911, the clip on her gun empty
‘She exercised her right to defend her livelihood and property,’ said Cpl. Deon Washington with the Gwinnett County Police Department
Cpl. Deon Washington with the Gwinnett County Police Department said the homeowner acted appropriately.
‘She exercised her right to defend her livelihood and property,’ Washington told WSB TV.
The woman is a local restaurant manager who was staying in a housemate’s Spring Drive home for work-related reasons. The house is seen in the video filled with boxes of cleaning products and equipment for the restaurant.
The incident occurred around 4 a.m. Friday. Police say the men were after money.
Do you know these men? Police have appealed for help in identifying the two suspects that escaped, taken from other cameras in the house
One of the suspects was wearing a ‘WHI’ baseball cap, dark colored pants and sneakers with an unknown reflective symbol on them
Killed: This is the man shot dead by the woman. Antonio Leeks, 28, of Atlanta, died at the scene