Local Woman Shot With Own Gun Says She Was In A Fight For Her Life

By: Rachel Cox Email
By: Rachel Cox Email
A Central Texas woman who was shot with her own gun during a struggle with two men who broke into her home said Tuesday she was in a fight for her life.

(Photo by Christopher Shadrock)

TEMPLE (January 15, 2013) --- A 26-year-old Temple woman who was shot with her own gun after she picked up the firearm and confronted two men who broke into her home said Tuesday she was in a fight for her life.

The woman, who asked not to be identified, was home Tuesday, recovering from the wound.

She told officers that two black men wearing white T-shirts and dark pants entered her home on Silver Leaf Court Monday afternoon through an unlocked rear door.

Tuesday she said that when she realized someone was breaking into her home she immediately went to get a pistol that’s kept in the house for safety.

But by the time she had it in her hands one of the burglars had attacked her, she said.

"He was tussling with me going back and forth and like I said I'm a big girl, it's not that easy to knock me down, so he had his head down and he was wrestling me and I'm hitting him like get off me, I'm just hitting him like this get off me," she said as she described the fist fight she got into with one of the men.

During the struggle she said the gun went off repeatedly.

One of the shots hit her in the leg and shattered her ankle.

It’s not clear who pulled the trigger.

During the ordeal the mother of two said she only had two things on her mind that made her fight harder to get out alive.

"It's either me or him and I have two children out here and my children already don't have no daddy, it's either me or him at this point and it's not about to be me," she said.

On Tuesday Temple Police said they haven’t made any arrests connected to the case and still need information from the public.

Investigators are asking anyone with information to call the Temple Police Department at (254) 298-5500.

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