A mother of three in Cobb County, Ga. bravely took on a house intruder who may have put her children’s lives at risk, so she fought, shot and killed him.
The woman was identified as Shaquita Green. She told the authorities that she does not know who barged into her house in the dead of the night. What she was certain of is that he was armed and dangerous. The mother shared that the intruder threatened to kill her children.
Green said the man kept asking for her husband who was not home at the time. She then placed her kids at the back of the house, got her gun, and opened fire at the intruder, killing him.
The authorities have identified the intruder as Keandre Funches, 27. The Marietta police said they received a 911 call in from the 90 block of Griggs Street around 2:30 a.m. on Thursday. The police said, a woman told them that a man was trying to break into their home, and that she shot and killed him.
Green said she does not regret shooting the man. She stated: “It was either him or me and I wasn’t going. My kids weren’t going to get hurt and they weren’t going to see me get hurt.”
Police said that when they arrived at the scene, they found Funches had been shot and killed. Police officers then searched the area and talked to neighbors. Green and her husband, who arrived later after the shooting, were taken by the police for questioning. Other relatives took care of the children.
Neighbors said their area was a quiet and peaceful place and they found the incident shocking. Green’s husband thinks that another person may have brought the intruder into their neighborhood. Witnesses and the police have identified that person as Javarian Mitchell. The police said Mitchell and Funches were at the house to meet another person.
Mitchell has been taken into custody and charged with aggravated assault with a firearm, false imprisonment, cruelty to children and felony murder.
The mother said her children were traumatized by the incident, but are now doing well. She also shared that she was upset with the police for their lengthy interrogation of her, despite the fact that she needed to go home quickly to see her kids. She said: “We both work full-time. We’re parents. So for them to tear up my house and keep my firearm and I’m the victim, I don’t appreciate that.”
Green affirmed that she only did what she needed given the circumstances at that time. She said: “I thank God it played out the way it did. I hate that someone has to lose their life, but he shouldn’t have come and brought his a** in my house, excuse my language.”