An Alabama woman who said she had no intention of being a victim to yet another robbery of her home shot an intruder in the head on Friday as her granddaughter cowered in fear.
When two intruders broke into her Prichard, Ala. home, Phyllis Law, 63, scrambled to retrieve her 9 mm handgun and an extra clip, she told WALA.
“Next thing I know, he hit the lights and put all the lights on and I’m saying to myself, ‘This person been here before to know where all my lights at,’” she recalled.
Law moved towards the living room while her granddaughter hid in a closet at the back of the house.
“He just comes strolling, walking around,” she told WALA.
“By the time…He was right here I saw the blue jogging basketball pants he was wearing. And when he got there I jumped up and just start shooting. I have no idea where I hit him. He fell right there on the floor there.”
Law fired three shots total, hitting the intruder in the head. As he moved towards an air conditioning unit, Law fired again. The injured intruder survived, while the other fled the scene. He was later apprehended by police.
Law, who boarded up the windows of her house after a previous burglary in which jewelry and electronic were stolen, said that she had no plans during the recent incident to wind up a victim.
“They come in on peoples,” she said.
“When they’re coming in, they’re coming in you don’t know what they have on them. A lot of them come in people’s house, kill me, take what they want and leave. Well, like I said, not here. No, no they are not going to walk up in here. They did enough,” she said.
As police arrived outside of her home, Law said she removed the clip from her gun and grabbed her ID before walking outside. Police ordered her to the ground and handcuffed her. She was released without being charged.
Law said she now keeps a loaded shotgun on her kitchen counter.