Woman With Gun Sends Armed Robbers Running

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The tiny woman in her pajamas would have been no match for the three armed men who broke into her home in the middle of the night, but she had a gun, and she used it.

She also had a home surveillance system that captured the whole incident on video.

Police are now searching for the two armed suspects who got away.  The third didn’t make it far – he was killed when the woman fired her gun into the darkness, defending her home.

Gwinnett County Police say the three men kicked in the door of the woman’s Georgia home in the pre-dawn hours of September 16, and were going room to room searching for cash.   But the 36-year-old woman, still dressed in her pajamas, went after them with her gun and sent them scattering.

The short man in the video, who wore dark clothing and a shoulder-length wig, was fatally shot.  He has been identified as Antoino Leaks, 28, from Atlanta.

After the men fled, the woman’s roommate emerged in the video and is seen taking the gun from her and consoling her. The woman then dialed 911 to report the invasion.    “Someone (came) in my house,” she told a 911 dispatcher. “I don’t know how they (came) in … They’ve got a gun.”

According to Gwinnett Daily Post, the woman is a local Asian restaurant owner.  The video shows the home was filled with boxes of restaurant supplies.

Police don’t know the identities of the other two men who escaped, and have released the surveillance video in hopes someone will recognize them and turn them in.

“It’s clear they are armed and dangerous and they will likely do this again if they’re not arrested. We’re certain with video this clear, someone will recognize these guys and help us get them in custody,” said Cpl. Deon Washington.

“She did not know the men and it’s clear that they weren’t invited into her home. She simply exercised her right to defend her property,” said Cpl. Deon Washington

One of the remaining suspects have been described as an approximately 6-foot-tall black male with a thin build and facial hair, who was wearing a WHI baseball cap, dark-colored pants and athletic shoes with an unknown reflective symbol when the crime occurred.

The other suspect has also been described as an approximately 6-foot-tall black male with a thin build and facial hair, but he was also described as having short black hair and wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, dark-colored pants and black athletic shoes during the crime.

Police provided three videos taken from different cameras in the home:



A $2,000 reward is being offered by Crime Stoppers to anyone who can help provide information that will help police capture the suspects.

Anyone who has information about the suspects is asked to call Gwinnett County Police at 770-513-5300, or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477. They can also provide information to Crime Stoppers at www.crimestoppersatlanta.org, or by texting information to 274637. Tipsters can receive a reward of up to $2,000 if their information leads to an arrest and indictment in the case.

Tipsters are asked to list the case numbers, 16086725 and 16086732, when providing information.

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