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 her name.
Obviously Mr. Puentes sucks at conventional wisdom altogether, as he also thought it was a good idea to take a knife to a gunfight. And the almost-victim here is bad at it too, 'cause guns are bad news for women, right?
In all seriousness, this woman should be lauded as a hero. According to the article, he had likely been stalking her for days, and police say he also probably had other victims. She may well have literally saved lives here, people. Bully for her.
*Every time I have this conversation with Erik, I tell him of my theory that if you shoot something enough times, it will be stopped, .22 or no. I count this as evidence for said hypothesis.