A 63-year-old Louisiana grandmother prayed to God as she shot down the teenage home invader who dared to rob her for the second time in a month, KSLA 12 reports.
Elzie Pipkins told the news station that the boy, 16-year old Devon Antonio White, forced himself inside of her Shreveport home in December demanding cash from her safe. The senior citizen said the boy had stolen cash and a gun from her before, but she bought a new firearm after the robbery.
As she opened her safe and realized that it a small amount of money inside, she began fearing for her life and those of her granddaughter and great grandson.
“And as I was unlocking the safe and I prayed to God to give me strength, to get through this, it’ll be me or him,” Pipkins said. “And that’s when I fired my gun and hit him with the first round.”
Here more on how the robbery unfolded:
She tells KSLA News 12 she got the drop on the alleged robber when she distracted him by handing him the bag of money with one hand. With the other hand, she says she shot the sixteen year- old in the chest.
She says this is the second time the young man robbed her in her own home. The last time this happened she says he stole her gun and some money. But she bought another gun.