Georgia mom shoots intruder five times with a .38-caliber revolver

A home invasion in Georgia last week ended with the…

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A home invasion in Georgia last week ended with the intruder looking down the barrel of a .38-caliber revolver and getting shot five times in the face by a mother holed up in the closet protecting her 9-year-old twins.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the harrowing incident began Friday afternoon when an unexpected visitor began knocking at the door of a residence in Loganville, Ga., about 30 miles east of Atlanta.

The woman who lived in the house didn’t answer, and when the man began furiously pressing the doorbell, she called her husband, who called 911. The woman, whose name authorities are withholding, then got a .38-caliber revolver she kept in the house and gathered her young twins and hid with them in a closet inside the house.

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