First Hand Account Of A Self Defense Shooting: “Holy Sh*t. I Survived.” Woman Details Her Experience With A Stalker
A man in Las Vegas was shot in the chest while he was attempting to break in to an ex-girlfriends house. For the last six months, the man had been stalking the woman and making her increasingly uneasy and fearful.
Two days ago, the woman was looking for help online and described what she has been going through in great detail. It sets the stage for the events that happened below, which was her needing to defend herself against this man who finally snapped and broke into her home.
After the shooting, the woman posted her experience online for others to read. It’s quite the story and leaves you feeling happy that she took the steps to defend herself.
Here is her story:
I’m writing this staring at the mess the police left for me, in a bit of a fog. After 6 months of stalking and threats against my life my stalker finally snapped and decided to kick my door in and make good on his promise. Out of fear, the past month I had begun sleeping with a chair propped against my front door, to give myself a few extra precious seconds in case of emergency. I shudder to think how differently things might’ve turned out had I not barricaded the door. I awoke around 115 am to the sound of the door giving way after one kick followed by the sounds of my stalker struggling to dislodge the chair while forcing his way inside. I jumped up and grabbed the gun I’ve learned to do everything even shower with. I stood at the top of my stairs and fired twice. Hitting him in the chest, I hear his scream, his disbelief that I’d stood up for myself.. 0 to 100 in milliseconds. I’ve never been so afraid in my life. I do not know if he is living, but I do know the police have him and that’s what helps the most. For months of him evading the police I began to question whether he was unstoppable. Untraceable. Houdini, he would murder me and get away with it. As of now I’m in a haze of guilt, surprise, relief and disbelief. I shook as the canines drag him out from his hiding place under a bush. I survived, where so many people do not. Holy shit, I survived.
Edit: The outpouring of support is WILD. I cant thank you guys enough. Everyone can be a critic and the fact still remains, you dont know what you will do in a situation until its presented in front of you. Those who believe there was other things to be done have never had someone tell you that you no longer deserve to draw breath and mean it. And for the ‘shouldve fired a warning shot’ folks: There are no warning shots, a gun is a deadly force, you only pull that trigger if you are in fear for your life and all other methods of deterring are gone. When he kicked my door in, there was no longer a deterrent preventing harm. Warning shots are dangerous and could hurt the unintended. This is not a wild west movie. Thats what responsible gun ownership is. Ill update once things have calmed down a bit I promise. Ill write back to everyone and after being isolated for so long, anyone who wants to be friends, I am always accepting those.
Further in the thread detailing all of the happenings that led up to this moment, the woman was responding to the public’s comments regarding her situation. Concealed carry obviously came up, and general firearm defense in the home. Her response?
I am so happy that she decided to purchase a firearm and responsibly take classes to train her in the event that she ever needed to use her firearm.
From all of us at Concealed Nation, we hope that you are now safe and we hope that your story will help others who are currently victims of stalkers, or anything else that seeks to cause them harm.