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Police shoot woman after she shot an armed intruder

By Mason White 2:48 AM April 22, 2015
Lisa Skinner 

By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A police officer shot a woman after her mother called police to report that an armed man broke into her home.

Lisa Skinner of Huntsville, Alabama, was shot by police after they saw her holding a gun.

Skinner shot the armed intruder who was identified as her estranged husband, Bradley Skinner.

Bradley Skinner broke the glass of a back door and entered the house. He had a gun and a large knife in his possession.

Lisa, who has a restraining order against Bradley, armed herself with a shotgun and then entered the garage. Police said that Bradley followed her and then pointed his gun at her.

It was then that she fired the gun, hitting him in the chest and causing serious injury.

When police arrived at the scene, the officers heard the initial shots. They went to the garage, where Lisa was still holding the shotgun.

The officers ordered her to drop the gun, but she did not do so. When she turned towards the officers, she was shot. The bullet hit her in the hip.

She is expected to survive her injuries.

Both Lisa and Bradley were taken to a hospital. Bradley underwent surgery and remains in critical condition.

The officer who shot the woman, is on administrative leave.