Mother of 3 fatally shoots suspect after he threatens her family with a gun
By Jennifer Cruz
Shaquita Green, who was home alone with her three children when the shooting happened, said she’s sorry someone had to lose his life, “But it was either him or me.” (Photo: WSB-TV)
One man is dead and another behind bars after they barged into a family’s Marietta, Georgia, home early Thursday morning and threatened a mother and her three children.
The Marietta Police Department confirmed in a press release that neither the woman or her children were injured during the incident.
Authorities received a 911 call from Shaquita Green at 2:23 a.m. Green initially said she shot a man who broke into her home, but police later learned after more thorough questioning that Green was tricked into letting the man inside.
Green said she is acquainted with Javarian Mitchell, the suspect who is currently in custody. Mitchell went to Green’s door and after she let him in, Mitchell led the way for the second suspect, Keandre Funches, to enter the home as well.
Green said the men repeatedly asked for her husband, who was not home at the time, and at some point, Funches, who was armed with a handgun, began threatening Green and her three children.
“It was either him or me, and I