Gwinnett County

Woman shoots, kills home intruder in Gwinnett County

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — Gwinnett County police are investigating a case in which a woman shot and killed one of several men breaking into her home.

Gwinnett County police said they responded to the house in the 3000 block of Spring Drive after the shooting happened just before 4 a.m. Friday.

A man and woman were sleeping inside the house when three men kicked in the front door, Gwinnett County police Cpl. Deon Washington said.


The woman grabbed her gun, confronted the three intruders and fired shots at them, Washington said.

"At least one of the other two suspects began firing back at her," Washington said. "So they were exchanging gunfire as they fled the scene."

One of the three intruders was shot and died on the scene, police said. Investigators identified the intruder as Antonia Leeks, 28, of Atlanta.

The other two intruders fled in a car and are still on the run. Washington said at least one of them is armed with a handgun. Police do not have an accurate description of the men at this time.

Police questioned the man and woman inside the home. They said the woman, who is Asian, is the owner of a restaurant. Investigators said they believe the woman was targeted and the men were trying to rob her.

"This is a very harrowing experience for anyone to endure. She's shaken. It's a very difficult experience for anyone to deal with," Washington said.

Washington said that, luckily, there were no children in the house at the time. 

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Gwinnett County police at 770-513-5300.