Surveillance Footage Shows Woman Shooting Armed Burglars in Her Home, Killing 1
A Georgia home invasion turned deadly after one of three gun-toting home invaders was shot and killed by the homeowner, and the whole incident was caught on camera.
The Gwinnett County Police Department released the surveillance footage Thursday, which showed three black males breaking into an Atlanta home in the middle of the night.
Home Invasion suspects caught on video clip #3. Contact Crime Stoppers with tips. 4045778477 pic.twitter.com/jqOQn5oHXm— Gwinnett Police Dept (@GwinnettPd) September 22, 2016
All three suspects appeared to be armed.
The trio rummaged around a room full of cardboard boxes when suddenly, an Asian woman, later identified in police reports as a 40-year-old restaurant owner, emerged from another room, carrying a gun of her own.
"At that point, she began firing rounds from her handgun and struck at least one suspect in the torso, killing him," a press statement from the Gwinnett County said. "At least one of the other two suspects began exchanging gunfire with the homeowner as suspects fled the scene."
Home Invasion suspects caught on video clip #2 Contact Crime Stoppers with tips. 4045778477 pic.twitter.com/vBlCsyCWzm— Gwinnett Police Dept (@GwinnettPd) September 22, 2016
The man who was shot, later identified as 28-year-old Antonio Leeks, later died.
The woman, who told dispatchers she was also shot, and another man living in the home were brought into police headquarters for questioning.
The woman is not being charged because she acted in self defense, cops told InsideEdition.com.
But the police are continuing to search for the two suspects who fled the scene. They were both photographed clearly in the home's surveillance footage.
Suspect Shot and Killed in Home Invasion Accomplices Captured on Surveillance. Know them call 404-577-8477 Reward $$$ pic.twitter.com/iVpaZ73UId— Gwinnett Police Dept (@GwinnettPd) September 21, 2016
The suspects are considered armed and dangerous, according to the Gwinnett County Police Department. Anyone with further information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS.