It’s a little less common to see self-defense shootings where a woman is a perpetrator.
However, a trailer park manager was attacked by a woman with a stick recently and after he warned her multiple times to leave, she refused,
A 45-year-old woman was taken to a hospital Thursday afternoon after she was shot twice at an Olympia trailer park, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.
The woman was taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital, although she may have been transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle because of the severity of her injuries, Lt. Ray Brady said.
About 10:45 a.m. Thursday, the woman, possibly suffering from a mental health episode, showed up at a trailer park in the 300 block of Devoe Street Northeast in Olympia, and began to break trailer windows.
About 1 p.m., the woman returned to the trailer park and confronted the trailer park manager, a man in his 60s, in his trailer, Brady said.
Holding his gun at his side, the manager told deputies he asked the woman to leave. She left, only to return with a large stick which she used to attack him, Brady said.
That’s when the man fired two shots, both of which hit her, Brady said.
The incident is still under investigation, but based on the information and evidence so far, it appears to be a case of self-defense, he said.
The woman was known at the trailer park, but she did not live there, Brady said.
Hopefully the woman, who may be mentally unstable, can get the help she needs.
Luckily for her, she didn’t die in the incident.