It was a little before noon in Nashville, Tenn., when JoShanda Odems heard repeated knocking on her door. She looked through the peephole, but didn’t recognize the man. That’s when she knew something was wrong.
Odems went to her bedroom, grabbed her .357 revolver, hid in a closet and dialed 911. But Trenton Hartman was not to be denied. The 24-year-old broke into Odems’ apartment and made his way from from room to room. She heard him enter her bedroom and, finally, he opened the closet door where she was hiding.
Face-to-face with Hartman, Odems didn’t hesitate—she shot the intruder, who then turned and fled. Hartman went to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he was treated for a gunshot wound to his shoulder. Upon release, he was arrested and charged with aggravated burglary. Hartman had been arrested earlier in March on a felony theft charge.