GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Goodlettsville police say a woman shot her ex-boyfriend after he was found hiding under a bed at her home Tuesday afternoon.
It happened just before 3 p.m. in the 200 block of Shevel Drive.
According to police, the man entered the home, which was having an alarm system installed, while she went to a neighbor’s home for a few minutes.
“She was warning me about her ex-boyfriend and not to let him around me or my home,” a neighbor told 24-Hour News 8’s sister station WKRN.
Police said the homeowner shot the man in self-defense and will likely not face charges.
Police said the woman had a restraining order against him and that he had three outstanding violations against that order. He will be charged on those outstanding warrants and more charges are pending.
“Good for her!” neighbor Mary Alice Lovell said. She said she saw police cars over the victim’s residence before.
“In this case, if he was trying to abuse her and she had a gun and she had a restraining order against him, then she has to protect herself,” Lovell said.
The man, whose identity has not been released, suffered non-life threatening injuries.
The victim said when she saw her ex-boyfriend under the bed, she knew it was either her or him.