Florida mom defends her family in gunfight during armed home invasion


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MIAMI – A Florida mom grabbed a pistol and got into a shootout with armed home invasion suspects who broke in while her husband, 7-year-old son and their friends were watching the NBA Finals.

Ansley Pacheco, 26, was in the bathroom when two men broke in, and forced her family and friends to the floor at gunpoint, WSVN reports.

The suspects made everyone in the living room get on the floor.

But another camera shows Pacheco in a bedroom. She grabs an object from a nightstand and can be heard yelling at the suspects.

“He started shooting at me, they shot at me about seven times, six, seven times,” she recalled.

(Courtesy: WSVN)

She said her first instinct was to grab her gun and defend her family.

“My worry was my husband and my son. Honestly, I wasn’t scared,” Pacheco told WSVN. “It was just, my reaction was to get the gun and to defend. They could’ve killed me, and they could’ve killed my son.”

In the video, she shouts, “Don’t shoot me, my son is in here,” then gunshots ring out as the suspects open fire.

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