Woman Shoots Ex-Boyfriend After He’s Found Hiding Under Bed

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Woman Shoots Ex-Boyfriend After He’s Found Hiding Under Bed
Woman Shoots Ex-Boyfriend After He’s Found Hiding Under Bed
Bob Irwin
Bob Irwin

Las Vegas, NV –-(Ammoland.com)- WKRN ABC News 2 in Tennessee reports 6/22/2016 in Goodlettsville, local police say a woman shot her ex-boyfriend after he was allegedly found hiding under a bed at her home Tuesday afternoon.

It happened just before 3 p.m. in the 200 block of Shevel Drive.

According to police, the man entered the home, which was having an alarm system installed, while the resident went to a neighbor’s home for a few minutes.

The neighbor told News 2, “She was warning me about her ex-boyfriend and not to let him around me or my home,”

Police said the woman had a restraining order against him and that he had three outstanding violations against that order. He will be charged on those outstanding warrants and more charges are pending.

“Good for her!” another neighbor said. She told News 2 she has seen police cars over the victim’s residence before. “In this case, if he was trying to abuse her and she had a gun and she had a restraining order against him, then she has to protect herself.”

The man, whose identity has not been released, suffered non-life threatening injuries. Police said the homeowner shot the man in self-defense and will likely not face charges.


Just left home for a moment to go to the neighbors. Leaving your home unsecured invites prowlers who are nearby. In this incident, fortunately the woman was armed and knew how to defend herself!

Note that the bad guy was hiding under the bed. Intruders are known to enter and hide until you are asleep. If you are under a threat like this woman, a search of your home may be prudent. A yappy little dog could really help with security here.

Bob Irwin, The Gun Store, Las Vegas

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Some people never get the message to leave you alone until it is written in lead.


and you’re NOT talking about pencil lead, are you? Knowing the creep was after her, yes, leaving the house unlocked for a few minutes was a bad idea. But, many of us are blessed to live in areas where locking the house is simply a nuisance, except for being away overnight, or for the day. I’ve known folks, living in the same house for 25 years, come time to move literally canot find the key to the front door. They haven’t USED it since the locks were installed as they finished building the house. Had to change the door handle… Read more »