- Three burglars tried to ransack a house in Georgia last week
- Unfortunately, they met their match in a woman who had fired her gun only once – at the shooting range
- The brave woman managed to kill one of the intruders and is believed to have hurt another
- The police said they released the video of the incident hoping to find the two fugitives
A brave Chinese-American woman has earned praises online for single-handedly fighting off three would-be robbers during a home invasion in Georgia and killing one of the men.
A dramatic footage of the incident was released by the Gwinnet County Police and has gone viral on the internet.
The security clip showed three armed robbers trying to burglarize a residence around 4:00 am last September 16.
According to the woman, 36-year-old shopkeeper Chen Fengzhu of Spring Drive, she was aroused by the movements inside and found three gun-wielding burglars ransacking the home looking for cash. Another housemate was surprised with the intrusion and could only shout “no money”.
Chen said she immediately called 911 but there was no immediate response so she decided to take matters into her own hands.
Armed with a handgun and in pajamas, she stepped out of her bedroom and started shooting at the three intruders who scampered away to escape the hail of bullets.
The man wearing a wig was reportedly fatally shot and died at the house’s driveway. Another suspect is believed to have been hit too, but managed to escape with the third robber.
The Gwinnett County Police Department said they released the footage in hopes of finding the two fugitives who are believed to be still alive and at large.
“She exercised her right to defend her livelihood and property,” said Cpl. Deon Washington. “It’s not common that we receive this caliber of surveillance video showing the crime unfold, an actual home invasion.”
Chen’s husband told the police he has just given her the handgun a month earlier and she fired it only once –at the shooting range- before the incident.
The woman was hurt in her left hand but not seriously. However, she was clearly shaken off by the horrifying episode after realizing that she managed to live to tell the story.
Watch the footage of the incident below. Others may find scenes in the footage disturbing. Viewer’s discretion is advised.