WICHITA, Kansas-- Wichita police say a woman was home with her two little girls when she heard someone trying to break into her home just before midnight last night.
Fearing for the safety of her family she grabbed her gun and confronted the man face to face.
Neighborhood residents say they're not surprised by the homeowner's action.
"She seems pretty tough when I first met them," said Lacey Webb, neighbor. "I realized they're both in the military and she probably knew how to take care of herself."
Lacey Webb knows of the family who lives in the 2200 block of S. Lulu.
"They just moved in here a few months ago," said Webb. "They're both I believe retired from the army or some type of military."
Police responded to a burglary call at the home and say the 28-year-old homeowner shot a man suspected of breaking into her home.
"When the homeowner heard the door bell rang," said Lt. Doug Nolte, Wichita Police Department. "She was concerned that someone was trying to get in so she went downstairs and heard someone trying to get into the back of the residence."
"When she got the gun she confronted the man that was standing in her living room and exchanged some words with him," Nolte said. "She asked him to leave and in the process of him leaving she fired a shot at him thinking he was going for a gun."
The suspect was hit in the right shoulder. He later showed up at a local hospital for his injury where he was treated and released then booked for three counts of aggravated burglary.
"I have a small child and this definitely is always in the back of my mind," said Webb. "Someone coming in and hurting us just wanting to come in and rob us especially late at night you don't know what could happen."
The homeowner and her children were not hurt.
Police say they will look at the evidence to see if the shooting was justified.
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