An intruder broke into a home in Monroe, Washington and began stabbing a 75-year old man.

Fortunately for the victim, but unfortunately for the intruder, the man’s 80-year old wife was home. The woman grabbed her gun, walked in, and shot the man who was stabbing her husband.

The 25-year old intruder died at the scene.

After the woman shot the intruder, who had a history of criminality, she called 911. Her husband was taken to nearby Harborview Medical Center where he is in stable condition.

The woman was not injured and is being hailed as a hero for saving her husband’s life.

The couple live in a rural area so it is fortunate that the woman not only possessed a firearm but knew how to use it. Had she waited for police to arrive, the stabbing of her husband would have continued and he would have likely died. Both she and their adult son’s lives would have also been at risk.

Reporter Rob Munoz asked police what happens to the wife now regarding her use of a gun even though she was protecting her home and husband.

Major crimes will investigate. At the end of the investigation, any charges that they might recommend will be forwarded to the prosecutor and it will be up to the prosecuting attorney.

If this woman is charged with any crime for protecting her home and family by exercising her Second Amendment rights, it will be an outrage and those who support and claim to defend our gun rights should come to her defense.

Thanks to DirtyBikerSociety.com for this post.

Readers Comments (1)

  1. No details however I did find an article from last year.

    SULTAN, Wash. — An 80-year-old woman took drastic action to save her husband during a home invasion.

    Police said she shot the intruder but not before he managed to stab her elderly husband.

    The elderly woman told Q13 News that her 75-year-old husband is in a lot of pain; he’s listed in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

    “It could have been a very bad situation,” said neighbor Richard Cross. “It could have been three homicides over there instead of one intruder biting the dust.”

    Police said the 75-year-old husband watched the stranger break into the house through the back door and then hit him on his head before stabbing him. That’s when his 80-year-old wife grabbed a gun and killed the intruder.

    Cross said his neighbor told him the suspect had been rifling through the medicine cabinet searching for drugs. But when police said she watched him attack her husband with a knife, she then pulled a gun and shot him.

    “She didn’t think a second about it,” said Cross. “I mean it was just automatic. She emptied the gun.”

    Police believe the suspect has no relation to the elderly couple, or their adult son who also was in the home during the attack.

    The 80-year-old shooter told investigators she had never seen the suspect before in her life.

    The Snohomish County medical examiner identified the intruder as 25-year-old Steven Sheppard from Gold Bar. Sheppard is a felon who did time for robbery in 2013.

    The victim’s family asked for privacy and declined an on-camera interview.

    But their neighbor is grateful the friendly, warm family next door survived the terrifying ordeal.

    “I figured she’d be a basket case,” said Cross. “The biggest problem she had is she was tired.”

    The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the case. The county prosecutor will determine if any criminal charges are filed against the elderly woman involved in the shooting.

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