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Milwaukee mom fatally shoots intruder, claims self-defense


A Milwaukee woman claims she was defending her children when she fatally shot an intruder who entered her home.

The mother-of-two, who asked to remain anonymous, said that she was showering before work on Monday morning when she heard her 12- and 14-year-old screaming from the living room, news station TMJ4 reported.

She immediately ran to her room, grabbed her gun, and confronted the intruder, who was undeterred by the family’s two pitbulls. She then shot him multiple times.

The mother was initially arrested, then released after questioning.
The mother was initially arrested, then released after questioning.
TMJ4

“It all happened so fast— an adrenaline rush,” she told the outlet.

Milwaukee police have not identified the man, who she said was in his 30s and acting erratically. The mother was arrested on the scene, but was released several hours later after questioning.

The case is now being referred to the District Attorney’s office.

Community activist Bushraa Rahman helped clean up the family’s home after police removed the body.

“She was scared because her children were there with her. So, she did what any mother would do. She defended her children,” Rahman said. “It was an act of self-defense.”

“In today’s day and age, with mental health and everything else that’s taking place in the world, I mean, you better protect yourself. To be honest, you have to.”

The mother told reporters she bought the gun 10 years ago after finding a man under her son’s bed. She says her children are traumatized after the incident, and the family will move as soon as they can find a new home.

At the end of the day, she also stands by her decision to protect her family.

Neighbors praised the woman's quick thinking.
Neighbors praised the woman’s quick thinking.
TMJ4
The traumatized family is hoping to move as soon as possible.
The traumatized family is hoping to move as soon as possible.
TMJ4

“I knew I’d be able to do it [shoot the intruder],” she said. “To protect my kids.”



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