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Mother kills home intruder who threatened to kill her kids in gang related dispute with her husband

By Mason White 12:09 PM August 7, 2017
Shaquita Green
Shaquita Green
By: Emily Lewis

(Scroll down for video) A mother is upset that police confiscated her legal firearm after she was forced to shoot an armed intruder.

The Georgia woman saved her own life and the lives of her three children when she fatally shot a gang member who entered her house early on Thursday morning.

Shaquita Green called police around 2:30 a.m., to report that she shot an intruder at her home in Cobb County.

Green said she did not know the man, who came looking for her husband. He forced the mother and her three children to the back of the home, and threatened to kill the family.

Green grabbed her own gun and shot the man, who has since been identified as 27-year-old Keandre Funches. He was a five-time convicted felon and had recently been released from jail.

Marietta police said the incident was gang-related. Witnesses said that Green allowed Funches and another man, Javarian Mitchell, inside her home before the shooting.

Green said the two men were looking for her husband, who was not home at the time. At some point, the men demanded to speak to the children’s father and threatened to kill them if they did not say where to find him.

Fearing for her family’s safety, Green shot Funches. Mitchell managed to escape, but was later arrested. Police took Green’s gun and she was questioned for 12 hours before being released without charges.

Mitchell was charged with murder. In Georgia, a person may be charged with murder if they commit a felony leading to the death of someone.

Mitchell was also charged with aggravated assault with a firearm, third-degree cruelty to children and false imprisonment.