Woman’s Violent Ex Tried To Kill Her, But Police Ended Up Shooting Her Instead
A woman in Alabama just used a shotgun to defend herself against a violent attacker … but in a bizarre turn of events police ended up pulling the trigger on her.
Lisa Skinner had been in fear for her life for many weeks. The 52-year-old had filed restraining orders against a man she knew very well — her estranged husband.
That man, Bradley Skinner, had previously been arrested on charges of harassment and domestic violence. Over the last several days, his behavior became more and more erratic.
“He began talking about dying and had often mentioned that he wanted to ‘take out all of his enemies and die by PoPo,’” wrote Lisa before the fateful attack occurred.
“[He] wished the police would kill him after he had killed his enemies. I am certainly now an enemy,” the woman explained.
The restraining order against Bradley was supposed to keep him away. It didn’t.
On Sunday evening, Bradley Skinner broke into the house where Lisa was staying with her mother. He was carrying a pistol and a large knife … and he was definitely not there to chat.
Lisa armed herself with a shotgun and tried to get away through the garage, but the armed man followed her.
That’s when Lisa fired her shotgun and hit her estranged husband in the chest.
It should have been over — but then things took a turn for the worst.
Police officers arrived on scene just in time to hear the shotgun blasts. They came around the corner to the garage and saw the woman holding the shotgun.
The cops ordered her to drop the weapon. Instead — possibly still in shock — Lisa turned toward the police with the shotgun.
At least one of the responding officers fired at the woman. She was struck by at least one police bullet.
Officers quickly realized what was happening and gave medical attention to both Lisa and her husband-turned-attacker.
It could have been a fatal night for both the husband and wife, but Lisa was reportedly in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.
Bradley, on the other hand, was not so fortunate. He sustained life threatening injuries and his condition was unclear.