Teen girl pulls gun on fugitive trying to hide out in her home
By Jennifer Cruz
Seventeen-year-old Kimber Wood, still in her pajamas after being awakened by an intruder, talks with a deputy outside of her home Monday. (Photo: KHQ)
A 17-year-old girl came face-to-face with a wanted fugitive inside her Spokane County home early Monday morning, but the suspect was promptly scared away when the girl pulled a gun on him.
Kimber Wood told reporters she fired a single shot during the encounter, but only aimed to scare, not strike the suspect.
The incident unfolded around 5 a.m. after deputies attempted to pull over a car which was previously reported stolen. The driver of the vehicle led officers on a pursuit before ditching the stolen vehicle and fleeing on foot.
Authorities then set up a perimeter in an attempt to capture the suspect and local news station KHQ showed up at the scene in order to share details with residents during the news station’s morning show.
Kimber, was asleep and home alone at the time, but her parents and boyfriend both saw the news broadcast and contacted her to alert her of a fugitive on the run in her neighborhood. Kimber asked her father’s permission to keep his gun nearby, which he granted without hesitation. So Kimber tucked the gun