GUNS SAVE LIVES: Armed Woman in Houston Defends Her Life By Shooting at Robbers, Wounds One of Them

A Houston woman shot and wounded an assailant who tried reaching for her purse, law enforcement officials say.

ABC 13 reports that the incident took place around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday on Creekbend at Fondren in southwest Houston.

According to law enforcement reports, Lachelle Hudgins parked her vehicle outside of her home when two men reached into her driver’s side window and grabbed her purse. Before they could take it and run away, Hughes instantly reached into her bag and grabbed her gun.
“I couldn’t do anything except scream. At one point, they told me to stop screaming, and he reached his hand inside my car,” Hudgins commented.

Officials claimed that she fired two rounds and the men ran off.

“It was all I had in my gun. I shot until I couldn’t shoot anymore,” Hudgins stated.

Shortly after, authorities received a call about a man with a gunshot wound on the other side of the complex.

The robbery suspect went through surgery and is now expected to face aggravated robbery charges.

Hudgins expressed her disbelief to ABC13 and was still in shock after she survived an attempted robbery without any bodily harm.

“I saved my life,” Hudgins proclaimed.

Hudgins’ case is one of the many cases of defensive gun use that occurs on a daily basis. In states like Texas, citizens are allowed to use firearms in self-defense when confronting criminal threats.

Thankfully, the media covered this instance of defensive gun use. It usually opts to either downplay defensive gun use cases or focus its attention exclusively on high profile mass shootings.