Woman Shoots Man in Self-Defense After Being Assaulted and Held at Gunpoint


HOUSTON, TEXAS – A 39-year-old woman shot a man after he allegedly physically assaulted her and then pointed a gun at her. The woman grabbed her gun and shot him…multiple times. According to police, the incident occurred around 2 p. m. on Sunday, January 10th at the Oakmoor Apartments, located at 11900 Oakmoor Parkway.

He was transported to a local hospital with what were believed to be none-life-threatening gunshot wounds, but severe enough to make him unable to provide a statement to police.  The investigation is on-going, according to Detective K. Yeamans of the HPD Major Assaults and Family Violence Division.

It is not known if the man lived with the woman or in the apartment complex, or if they knew each other or had a relationship. What is known is that his decision to assault her ended badly for him. After physically attacking her he pulled a gun and ‘had the drop’ on her but he was the one who ended up getting shot.

Her courage and actions in using her handgun to defend herself against an aggressor who had already shown no hesitation to resort to physical violence probably saved her life.

If you are a victim of domestic abuse, a concerned friend or family member or someone who needs help with abusive behaviors, you can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or visit their website at www.thehotline.org to chat live with someone who can help.

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Edgar Lee is a contributor for Concealed Nation. After spending 20 years in the fire service, he is currently in his second career as a business and technology manager, and he and his wife are successful small business owners.

Outside of work his interests include camping, hiking, fishing, metal detecting, home improvement projects and motorcycling. He also enjoys reading biographies and auto biographies, military history, and writing about modern-day personal safety and security. He has visited much of the continental US, but still considers his home state of North Carolina as his favorite.

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