ATLANTA - A Georgia woman hiding with her children in her attic, shot an intruder five times before fleeing to safety.
The incident happened Friday afternoon in Loganville, reported ABC affiliate WSB-TV.
The woman was working in an upstairs office when she spotted a strange man outside a window, according to Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman. He said she took her 9-year-old twins to a crawlspace before the man broke into the home, using a crowbar.
"The perpetrator opens that door. Of course, at that time he's staring at her, her two children and a .38 revolver," Chapman told WSB-TV.
The woman then shot him five times, but he survived, Chapman said. He said the woman ran out of bullets but threatened to shoot the intruder if he moved.
The woman ran to a neighbor's home with her children. The intruder attempted to flee in his car but crashed into a wooded area and collapsed in a nearby driveway, Chapman said.
Deputies arrested 32-year-old Atlanta resident Paul Slater in connection with the crime. Slater was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center for treatment. Chapman said Slater was shot in the face and neck.