Moles grabbed her gun, a .38-caliber pistol, when she saw her 75-year-old husband bleeding on the floor during a home invasion. Just remember the Progressives want us to have sympathy for the perp being denied his Constitutional right to a “fair trial”. I think his guilt was cut and dried! Way to go, Grandma! Update to this story.
Moles grabbed her gun, a .38-caliber pistol, when she saw her 75-year-old husband bleeding on the floor during a home invasion in their rural Sultan home around 8:30 p.m. on April 28.
Deputies said Steven Sheppard, 25, attacked Leland Moles after breaking into the couple’s home to steal drugs.
KOMO reported that when Sheppard encountered Barb Moles, he said one word: “Gun.”
Moles, a grandmother of eight and a great-grandmother of three, pulled the trigger four times. Three bullets hit the mark, KOMO reported.
“I was just intent upon stopping him,” she told the station. “I didn’t have any other thought in my head. I just knew I had to stop him.”
“She didn’t think a second about it,” said Cross. “I mean it was just automatic. She emptied the gun.”
Police believe the suspect has no relation to the elderly couple, or their adult son who also was in the home during the attack.
The 80-year-old shooter told investigators she had never seen the suspect before in her life.
The Snohomish County medical examiner identified the intruder as 25-year-old Steven Sheppard from Gold Bar. Sheppard is a felon who did time for robbery in 2013.
The shooting remains under investigation, said Shari Ireton, a spokeswoman for the Snohomish County Sheriff. It has not yet been sent to the prosecuting attorney, who would decide whether to file charges.
Meantime, Moles said she wouldn’t hesitate if facing down another intruder in the future.