This time when the shotgun wielding man reportedly barged into her home, her gun was in the safe – a tactical advantage she would use without even thinking.
“And I said here you go, and he let go of one hand off his gun, because it was pointed right at me, and reached for the bag of coins, and that’s when I fired my gun, and hit him with the first round,” said the woman. She says after a brief struggle, he ran.
Police found the young man a short distance away from the home after he had collapsed. He was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
“55 dollars in coins, and he lost his life,” said the tearful woman. She says her heart goes out to his family, and that she never intended to kill the young man.
“I did what any parent or loved one would do and that’s try to protect her own,” Pipkins told The Shreveport Times in an interview about the shooting.
The shooting is still under investigation, but she will not be charged with a crime.