A mother is facing a grand jury investigation after she shot a home intruder who was breaking into her 8-year-old daughter’s room.
Aleah Wallace said she was in her home when the teen intruder, identified as Devin Baker, 14, broke into her house. Wallace, a mother of four, allegedly shot the 14-year-old as he tried to get in through the window in her daughter’s room.
“I was cleaning my living room sweeping my floor, and I heard my window start going back up. Wallace recalled. “So I went, and I stood in the hallway. And I could see him standing at the window, lifting it up. I just shot.”
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Wallace said she got the gun to protect her children. She also revealed that her home had been broken into multiple times prior to the shooting incident.
According to Fox 4 News, the incident happened just a few moments after the police left Wallace’s home. The police officers were responding to a 911 call about someone trying to break into the family’s home.
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“I called them at 1:22 a.m. She talked for like 20 minutes. They did a report, took pictures of everything and then they left,” Wallace revealed.
The 14-year-old later died from his injuries and Wallace now says it bothers her that he was just a child. She, however, added that she did what she did to protect her daughters.
“I have four daughters. It’s just me and my four daughters that stay there. I just was protecting my daughters,” she said. “I’m devastated that he was 14. I hate that. I literally do. And I’m so sorry. But at that point, I had to think about my babies. I didn’t know he was 14 when he was on the other side of that window. All I knew was that somebody could come in and hurt me or my kids. That’s it.”
Wallace is not only facing a grand jury investigation, she has also been served an eviction notice after apartment management informed her that her possession of a gun violated their policy. The mother of three now has 30 days to move out of her home.
“The apartments called and told me that I was not supposed to have a gun at all, even though I kept calling them and telling them somebody was breaking in. They told me I could not have a gun, and I have 30 days to vacate,” she said. “I feel like I’m back at square one. I was there for six years, and now I don’t know what to do.”