Woman fights off 2 attackers by stabbing one in thigh

by: Amy Napier Viteri Updated:


ATLANTA - A woman said she stabbed one of the two attackers who attempted to rob her at gunpoint in southeast Atlanta.

The woman, who asked to remain anonymous, said two men in a dark blue SUV jumped out of the vehicle and attacked her as she walked to her car on Edgewood Avenue on June 22 around 2 a.m.

"That's when they approached me at gunpoint", she told Channel 2's Amy Napier Viteri.

She said she struggled with one man who tried to grab her phone as the second man pointed a gun at her.

"The other individual with the gun was threatening he was going to shoot me and kill me. I just yelled back 'Shoot me! Kill me," she said.

She said the first man hit her over the head and she responded by getting a knife out of her pocket and stabbing him in the thigh.

"They were running behind me. I could hear their footsteps and I just kept thinking I'm going to hear a gunshot", she said. "I'm thinking I'm going to lose my life."

She told Viteri she understood in hindsight the risk she took, especially with a gun pointed at her. But said instinct took over.

"I'm not going to give up. I'm not going to let someone just take something I've worked hard to obtain," she said.

Atlanta Police released sketches of the suspects based on the woman's description and want to hear from anyone who recognizes them.

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