When you feel like your life is being threatened, you take whatever measures necessary to protect yourself. That’s just what this woman did. Apparently her trespasser was mentally ill and was not taking his medications. Hopefully now, after his jail time, he can get the help he needs. One thing’s for sure, though, he won’t be bothering this elderly woman anymore.
Deputies in Livingston Parish say an elderly homeowner opened fire on an intruder at her home in north Walker Wednesday afternoon.
Deputies responding to a disturbance Wednesday found a partially clothed man suffering from a gunshot wound to a leg hiding under a home in the 3500 block of Highway 447.
Sheriff Jason Ard said 46-year-old Robbie Herpich went to a nearby home without permission and caused a disturbance. The homeowner, an elderly woman, made contact with him in her yard.
The woman told deputies that Herpich removed his pants and shoes and walked towards her. Ard said the woman feared for her life and pulled a handgun. Herpich then fled towards the unlocked home.