How to Shoot: The Time They Spent at the Range May Have Saved Her Life.
Dramatic 911 audio captured the moment a 47-year-old Arizona woman shot an intruder after he had broken into her home and allegedly attacked her.
The woman, identified as Cynthia, says her husband made sure to teach her how to shoot before he died. Her gun knowledge came in very handy. When she heard someone trying to break into her home, she immediately grabbed her gun and took a defensive position in the bathroom.
When the intruder, Michael Lewis, got inside, he allegedly physically attacked the woman and forced her to defend herself. He’s lucky to be alive.
The Arizona Republic provides a transcript of the intense 911 audio released by police on Wednesday:
“They’ve tried my front door, my front door, and now they’re trying to break in my back gate…,” Cynthia tells the 911 operator at one point. “I have a gun in my hands. I’m terrified.”
Later, “Somebody is on my back porch.” And then, “Please help me, please!” as the operator assures her that help is on the way.
“They’re coming out as fast as they can,” the operator says. “Have you heard any voices?”
Cynthia: “Hurry, hurry! They’re coming in right now, please, please, please!
As it turns out, the police weren’t coming quickly enough. Lewis broke into the bathroom and started attacking Cynthia. So she shot him.
Lewis: “Ow! (Expletive.) What was that? What was that? What was that? (Expletive) did you do?”
Her answer was classic. “Did you think you could beat me half to death?”
Lewis: “I’m sorry. I’m sorry…”
Cynthia: “You bet you’re sorry you nasty thing.”
Lewis has been in the hospital for about a month after being shot, but he will appear before a judge for sentencing next month.
Listen to the audio here: