Police: Woman shoots at burglars leaving home

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Four Villa Rica teens were charged with a burglary in the Twin Oaks subdivision. Police say the homeowner walked in on them trying to flee.

VILLA RICA, Ga. - A woman fired three shots as she walked in on burglars scurrying in and out of her house, according to Villa Rica police.

The incident happened at a home in the Twin Oaks subdivision around 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The homeowner returned home from work after her alarm company notified her that an alarm had been tripped twice, police said.

When the woman surveyed her property, police said she found a man hiding in nearby woods and two others were leaving her back door. One of the men was carrying a gun, which police later determined was stolen from her home.

As the woman shot her gun, one man ran back inside and two men ran from her front door, police said. They said one of the men dropped a gun in the process.

Police eventually arrested four suspects, one of whom they said was changing clothes at a nearby restaurant. The suspects, all Villa Rica teens, were identified as Travis Clifford Goolsby, 19, Joseph Brady Cook, 19, Austin Wayne Priest, 17, and Tony Chase McGuire, 17.

They were all charged with burglary. Goolsby, Priest, and McGuire were also charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.



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