ATLANTA, GEORGIA - When someone rang 73-year-old Hilda Douglas's doorbell late at night, she looked out her window. Seeing a truck parked in the middle of the intersection, Hilda called 911 and waited.
Hilda then heard glass breaking and what sounded like the pottery by her front door breaking - so she grabbed her handgun. Believing police were on their way, Hilda kept her gun and stayed in her bedroom. According to the police report:
"(Hilda) could see light from a flashlight getting closer from under the door. When she heard the doorknob turn, she fired one shot through the door.
"She then heard a scream on the other side of the door and the subject fled downstairs. Douglas went downstairs and saw the subject in the kitchen looking for the back door. She fire several more shots in the general direction of the subject as he ran outside."
While police were investigating the scene, Jamie Christoper Lewis showed up at the Eastside Medical Center in Snellville with a gunshot wound to the chest. The wound was not life threatening
Lewis was charged with burglary and has been released from jail on an $11,200 bond.
"We find it likely that he just intended to break in and steal from the house. Unbeknownst to the suspect, the victim was home and she was armed," said Cpl. Jake Smith, spokesman for Gwinnett County police to WSB radio.