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.