Woman who shot teen in self-defense struggles for peace, security
The grandmother and great grandmother is still afraid, and wants to remain anonymous.
One of several bullet holes now scar the walls in the home where a 63-year-old Shreveport woman was forced to defend herself with deadly force.
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -
A Shreveport woman says she is struggling to move on after defending herself with deadly force against a teenaged boy who broke into her home and held her at gunpoint.
Even though she'd recently invested time and money into renovating her home, she says she now plans to move out in her search for peace and a sense of security.
"I don't feel comfortable at all because I don't know anybody back there, every time I come in I go and I check every room," said the victim of last Sunday's home invasion and attempted robbery. The grandmother and great grandmother is still afraid, and wants to remain anonymous.
She used deadly force when 16-year-old Devon Young reportedly came into her home holding a long-barrel shotgun and demanding money out of a safe. The safe reportedly contained a bag of coins, and a gun.
The 63-year-old says when she handed him a bag of coins with one hand she shot in him in the chest with the other.
While she was able to protect herself and her family, she believes the traumatic event has resulted in deep depression. She says the mental pain is so severe she's even scheduled counseling to help her process the violent encounter.