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A Detroit woman, a cancer survivor who goes by the name of Ms. Dee, was the victim of a home invasion Tuesday night.
Sound asleep, Ms. Dee was awakened around 2 a.m. to the sound of glass shattering. Four or five men entered her home through the bedroom window they busted. One of the men pointed a gun at her.
Unbeknownst to the intruders, Ms. Dee had a gun as well. She was able to get to her weapon and described what happened next as “gunfire.” She was shot in the lower leg by one of the suspects. She felt confident that she was able to shoot one of the intruders as he scrambled back out of the window.
It is unknown if there have been any arrests in the case. The offenders fled the scene once Ms. Dee wielded her weapon. Her brother had a warning for the intruders and anyone else who wanted to think about breaking into his sister’s home. He stated: “I do not care who’s doing it. I’m not calling out no races. I’m not calling out no ages or nothing like that. If you break into our home, we are going to kill you.”
Ms. Dee has had a weapon in her home for three years. Its purchase was prompted by a home invasion that happened three years ago. No one was in the home during that break-in. She bought the gun in order to protect herself from situations like the one she experienced on Tuesday.
Detroit Police Chief James Craig stated that people in their homes do not always have the luxury of dialing 911. Immediately upon a situation of immediate threat, much like the one Ms. Dee faced, citizens have the right to defend themselves.
Ms. Dee joked after the incident that she must be a cat. After all, she is a cancer survivor; and now her home has been broken into twice.
This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Equipping You With The Truth