“She believed someone was attempting to break in the residence,” [Sheriff Larry] Amerson said. “She obtained a firearm she owned and went upstairs to see what was going on.”No charges are planned against the woman.
After going upstairs, the victim discovered a glass sliding door on the second floor had been shattered and saw light from a flashlight moving around in her bedroom.
“She saw a man going through her bedroom … he yelled something at her … she wasn’t sure what it meant and she was scared and she shot him several times,” Amerson said.
She was totally within her rights to defend herself. And in Alabama, a homeowner does not have to have approval or a permit to own or possess a firearm in his or her own residence.Self-defense is a human right.