Yalanda Whipple was in the bedroom of her Youngstown, Ohio, home at five in the afternoon when she heard her two children start screaming from the kitchen. It didn’t sound like a fire or an accident, so she instinctively grabbed her gun and ran toward the uproar.
Once in the kitchen, she came face-to-face with a man dressed in black, entering through the back door. That’s when Whipple fired the gun at the home invader, who staggered from the house and collapsed outside, but was picked up by an accomplice who sped away.
A short time later, the intruder, Adam Perkins, was discovered by police in a nearby apartment complex with a gunshot wound to his stomach. Perkins was rushed to St. Elizabeth Hospital, where he is recovering from surgery and listed in critical condition. The investigation continues, but police say the shooting clearly looks to be self-defense.