News Nearby: Loganville Mother Shoots Burglar Several Times

A burglar was shot by a Loganville homeowner Friday morning. She was hiding in an attic space and shot him when he located her.

UPDATE: According to Walton County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Keith Brooks, the young mother shot the burglar after he broke into her Loganville home Friday morning. Brooks said deputies were called in on a report of a burglary in progress.

The home was in the Henderson Ridge subdivision off south Sharon Church Road.

"She was aware he was trying to break into the home and took the children and hid in an attic space with them, but he found her," Brooks said, adding that was when she shot him. "She then ran to a neighbor with the children and he left in a car."

Brooks said the burglar subsequently wrecked the car in the woods, which is where the deputies found him.

"He was conscious and alert when we got to him," Brooks said, adding they are withholding the name of the burglar for the moment. The Walton Tribune reported that it was a 32-year-old Loganville man and that he was in a critical condition after being shot five times. WSBTV is reporting his name is Paul Slater, of Atlanta, and that he has a record. He also has been listed as a Snellville resident in previous mug shots.

dale moeller January 04, 2013 at 11:57 PM
good for her, won't make much of a news story tho.
Daniel Lester January 05, 2013 at 12:49 AM
A career criminal, got what he deserved......almost........ If only that mom would have had a bigger gun.......
James Benton January 05, 2013 at 12:50 AM
What if all guns was outlawed yesterday. This family might be dead today.
Curt Aker January 05, 2013 at 03:11 AM
What if she had the presence of mind to make a head shot? Too bad she didn't....
Daniel Deters January 05, 2013 at 01:48 PM
All 5 shots were head shots. 3 in the neck 2 in the face. And it was a 38 special.
David Brown January 05, 2013 at 02:08 PM
James, when did you hear anyone mention outlawing ALL guns? Just curious.
GRAYSONRESIDENT January 05, 2013 at 03:50 PM
This is why I carry. He didn't have to go looking for them in the attic. He could have stolen stuff and left. He, with intent, went into the attic looking for her. Good on her for shooting him. I would, and will, if someone comes into my home. I have children to protect, as did she. Good for you, ma'am.
Vicki E. Pomeroy January 05, 2013 at 05:07 PM
My endless cudos and cheers to this brave Mom. Any fool should know that you don't mess with a momma bear or her cubs. Glad to see some humans are smart and brave enough to shot first and think about it later when an unwelcomed has breached your private domain. I am going to post a sign "I am ARMED and appreciate target practice". Hopefully some day these fools will learn. Is it really worth it for a few bucks and maybe a lap top or flat screen?
MWTW January 06, 2013 at 02:36 PM
Pretty darn good shooting! Five head shots. Nice. Obviously trained to use a pistol. Good for her. I heard a story of another woman that was assulted, pulled a gun, and shot the attacker six times. Killed him. When the police investigating the crime questioned her, they asked her why she shot him six times. Her response was, "That's all the bullets I had".
MWTW January 06, 2013 at 03:43 PM
@David Brown: In the past few weeks there have been talk at the federal level to inhibit the ability of Americans to own guns. They all tout that they are about assult rifles, but as usual with politicians, this is just a friendly label put on to "dummy up" the public. These bills call for everything from a ban on assult rifles to outlawing any ownership of guns. Senator Dianne Feinstein, our liberal from California, promised to introduce a bill on 1/3 that will ban assult rifles, ban high capacity clips from handguns (10), eliminate external features such as scopes and grips, increase four-fold the red tape in buying weapons, propose that any "grandfathered" guns must be turned into the government when the owner dies and cannot be sold or gifted (ever). The bill further demands that all owners must be reported to the ATF and must submit the location (whenever it moves) of subject guns (even when driving). Shotguns are considered in this bill. The promise of this bill came after her public speech that California should ban all guns and demand they be turned into the government (a buy back was later added). She then proposed a door-to-door seizure if registered gun owners didn't voluntarily comply. This was all public speaking. Don't know if a bill was actually presented on Friday. So there has been talk of banning all guns. Be careful of what politicians claim is in a bill, the bill's title is usually a fascade (Oh wait, sorry, those are earmarks).
David Brown January 06, 2013 at 05:20 PM
"MWTW", with all due respects, you might be just a bit paranoid. I think your strongly held position about guns is causing you to read more into the proposed legislations than is actually there. That said, I'm glad my ultimate trust is in God, rather than a firearm. God bless you.
MWTW January 06, 2013 at 07:16 PM
David: Thank you for your well wishes. You definately read too much into my comment I was simply pointing out that "there has been much discussion about eliminating all guns" while you insinuated there hasn't been. I personally see no chance for Feinstein or any of the libs getting this agenda through, although I do expect changes for assult rifles. You assume way too much about my position or any fears you think I have. It is typical for liberals to attack the person as opposed to discussing the idea. God bless you for putting your faith in God and I pray you never have a need for self protection (Many innocent, God Fearing Christians have died defensively for no fault of their own). I put my faith in Him, but know that not everyone does and therefore will protect myself against those that have no faith.
David Brown January 06, 2013 at 09:48 PM
"MWTW", you assumed way too much yourself. You're incorrect in labeling me a liberal. I am liberal on the issue of gun control, however. Overall, I'm a moderate. I am opposed to abortion. I am opposed to same-sex marriage. I believe divorce is the destruction of a family. I prayed regularly for President Bush and his family. I even support the justifiable action of the Loganville mother in shooting Paul Slater. I am an active member of a Bible-believing church. I read my Bible every day.
MWTW January 07, 2013 at 01:13 AM
As I said once already. God Bless You, and I pray you never need protection from those that are not believers. They do not have your values and will not hesitate to harm you or your family for personal gain.
R. Crawford January 08, 2013 at 03:11 PM
The latest news on this is, he broke into the front door, heard the mother talking on the phone and then proceeded to find her. In doing this he had to break open the locked bedroom door, the locked bathroom door and open the crawl space door. If he only wanted items to steal, why go to all the trouble to find this person? There was more on his mind than just items to steal. Can you imagine what was going through this mother's mind while he was getting closer? I pray she finds peace in her mind as to what she HAD to do to protect her children and herself. I hope I never have to find out, but I'm ready if I do.


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