On Thursday morning at 2 a.m., Shaquita Green heard a knock at the door. It was Keandre Funches and Javarian Mitchell, both friends of her husband who wasn’t home at the time. Even so, Green let them in, much to her regret.
Marietta police Officer Chuch McPhilamy said that after a short discussion, “Funches threatened the residents with his handgun.” McPhilamy added that Green’s three children were in the home at the time, and Funches was a dangerous individual, having had several confrontations with police. To protect her children, Green grabbed her own gun and shot Funches, fatally striking him.
“It was either him or me and my kids weren’t going to get hurt and they weren’t going to see me get hurt,” Green stated. Authorities say because Mitchell was “committing a felony when someone was killed,” he was arrested for murder, assault, false imprisonment and cruelty to children. Green, who was unharmed, was not charged for the self-defense shooting.