Woman shoots her attacker 9 times; sends him late to Breakfast in HELL!
Police: Woman Shot Intruder 9 Times In Self
May 11, 2011
GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. —
An intruder who was shot and killed after a confrontation with a
Duluth woman in her shower was likely stalking her for days and may
have other victims, Gwinnett police said.
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The 53-year-old woman, who is also a veteran private school
counselor, was alone at the time of the Wednesday morning attack. She
lives on East Mount Tabor Circle in Duluth.
The woman was getting out of the shower when she was met by a
strange man with a kitchen knife, police said. They said there was a
struggle in the bathroom, and she fell in the tub. Police later
identified the man as Israel Perez Puentes, a Cuban national who
lived in Alpharetta.
"The male was armed with a kitchen knife, a struggle ensued
between the two of them. She fell in the bathtub injuring herself,"
Gwinnett police spokesman Edwin Ritter said.
The woman tried to fight the man off with a shower a rod, and he
forced her into her bedroom, police said. They said she told her
attacker she had money in the room. But she grabbed a .22-caliber
handgun and shot the man nine times, police said.
Police said the man ran out of a back door and collapsed in the
yard. He later died at the Gwinnett Medical Center. The victim, who
was injured in the scuffle, was also taken to the hospital for
treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Police have not released
Police told Channel 2's Kerry Kavanaugh they don't know why the
woman was targeted.
"He may have seen her somewhere and he identified her as
being a potential victim and he basically stalked her until he found
the right moment to act on it," said Ritter.
"Our department is looking into any other cases around metro
atlanta area as well as our jurisdiction to see if he may be involved
with any other sexual assaults that may have occurred."
Dan Tucker, a friend and neighbor, said he was amazed at how the
victim defended herself against the armed intruder.
"She's smart, she's witty and obviously well prepared,"
Ritter said the shooting investigation was ongoing but defended
the victim, saying the shooting appeared to be justified, and that
she acted in self-defense. He said there are no plans to charge her.
Police said Thursday that neighbors had spotted Puentes' car in
the neighborhood several days before the attack but did not report
it. Puentes' estranged wife told Kavanaugh he had been arrested for
burglary in Johns Creek in December.
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