“Hero” mother facing possible charges after shooting intruder

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“Hero” mother facing possible charges after shooting intruder

A Chaguanas woman who shot dead an alleged intruder is possibly facing criminal charges amid reports that she is not a licensed firearm user.

The 45-year-old woman, from Egypt Village, Endeavour, was at home around 8.15 pm on July 29 with her young daughter when she spotted an intruder in her yard.

It is alleged that the suspect entered her yard, opened the door to her vehicle and sounded the horn several times before walking to the front door and attempting to gain entry to the house.

The woman reportedly retrieved a male relative’s licenced firearm and fired a single shot in the suspect’s direction, hitting him in the head.

He collapsed on the floor of the garage and the other suspects fled.

The woman then contacted the police.

Although she is being hailed as a hero and being celebrated for her bravery she could now be facing multiple charges.

Media reports today say investigations are ongoing into the incident as the woman could face charges ranging from including possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition to possibly murder.

Police have remain tight-lipped on the matter and whether the woman will be charged.