Woman shoots apartment intruder



ATLANTA - A woman shot another woman who broke into her southwest Atlanta home, but they both ended up facing charges, city police said.

The break-in took place at an apartment on Continental Colony Parkway sometime before 12:45 a.m. Thursday.

“We believe she came here. We don’t know for what intentions, but it’s apparent the door was kicked in at the location,” Atlanta police Capt. Adam Lee said.

He said the woman inside the apartment got a gun and fired several shots through the door, hitting the intruder three times in the chest. Police believe their suspect, 35-year-old Katrina Smith, then took off in a car and ended up at Grady Hospital.

When officers went to the apartment to investigate, they said they found drugs but not the gun involved in the shooting. The woman there was charged with obstructing a police investigation and marijuana possession, but won’t be charged in the shooting.

Smith, who was listed in serious condition, is charged with burglary and criminal damage to property.