DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A DeKalb county mother of four is facing aggravated assault charges after shooting an alleged repeat home invader.
The woman’s husband, who asked not to be identified, tells WSB-TV he recently asked the alleged intruder, Demarcus McDowell, to stop harassing one of the family’s apartment neighbors.
On the evening of Feb. 23, a police report says McDowell broke into the family’s apartment. The father grabbed a firearm and shot at McDowell, but didn’t know whether the shot hit him.
The next day the couple saw McDowell at the apartment complex in a different set of clothes, carrying what they believed was a weapon. The father called 911, but his wife shot McDowell three times.
Because McDowell wasn’t actively breaking into the family’s apartment, police arrested and charged the wife with aggravated assault. McDowell faces first-degree burglary charges.