Woman shoots intruder five while hiding with her kids

Paul Slater 
By: Ryan Lee Hall 

(Scroll down for video) A woman was dubbed a “responsible gun owner” after she saved her life and the life of her two kids by shooting an intruder.

The 37-year-old mother of two took action and shot the man after he broke into her house.

Paul Slater, 32, knocked on the door of a house in Loganville, Georgia, and when the woman whose name was not released, did not answer the door, Slater used a crowbar to break the door down. He then entered the house.

When she realized what was happening the woman grabbed her nine-year-old twins along with her gun and she hid. But then as the thief walked around the house and found the family he came face to face with the woman and her twins. At that point the mother desperately tried to protect herself and her kids.

She grabbed her .38 revolver she fired all six rounds until she ran out of bullets, five of the bullets hit the intruder in the face and neck. Slater begged the woman to stop shooting. The mother told the intruder not to move. Then she ran to a neighbor’s house.

Miraculously, the thief did not die. The thief fled in his vehicle but crashed in a wooded area nearby. Slater was found lying on the floor near his crashed car and was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center for treatment and later charged with burglary.

The homeowner's husband, Donnie Herman, praised his wife’s quick thinking. "My wife is a hero. She protected her kids. She did what she was supposed to do as responsible and prepared gun owner. Her life was saved. Our kid’s life were saved," the husband told news reporters.