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A Georgia woman shot and killed a man last week as he was attempting to break into her home. Her three young children were asleep just footsteps away.

The incident happened last week in Cobb County. Reports indicate that a 911 call came in at 2:23 a.m. from a woman saying she gunned down a predator.

Officers on the scene in Marietta found a man, identified as 27-year-old Kandre Funches dead inside the home, a one-story ranch.

According to 11Alive:

After an initial investigation, police believe that Funches was let into the home by another man, Javarrian Mitchell. Police said Mitchell had already been allowed in previously, and he and Funches were there to meet another person who wasn’t at home.

At some point, police said Funches threatened the woman and her children with his gun, which is what led her to shoot him.

Police arrived and took custody of both firearms. They arrested and charged Mitchell with Aggravated Assault with a firearm, False Imprisonment, Cruelty to Children and Felony Murder.

The woman, whose name has not been released, said it was all self defense. The children did not see anything and were not harmed during the home invasion. They’re staying with family members while the investigation is ongoing.

The mother was taken to the police department for questioning but has not been charged with a crime.

According to other media outlets and law enforcement officers, the area where the shooting took place is a low crime area known to be quiet.

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Jessica Szilagyi is statewide contributor for All On Georgia and Market Manager for Southeast Georgia. Her main focus with All On Georgia is state and local politics as well as agriculture. She’s served as a policy analyst at the State Capitol and as a campaign manager in political races across the state.

She writes for and has two blogs of her own: ‘The Perspicacious Conservative’, a political blog, and ‘Hair Blowers to Lawn Mowers’, a blog on moving from Atlanta to rural Georgia. Jessica is also a contributor for Fox5 Atlanta’s ‘Like it Or Not.’

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