COLUMBUS (Dawn Faugl) — A mother and her 13-year-old son were at the corner store in their neighborhood when police say two men approached them and opened fire, shooting her son in both feet. That’s when the mom pulled out her licensed gun and shot back.
The mom, who doesn’t want to be identified, said she immediately recognized one of the suspects Kevin Hayden, when he walked up to Wilson Market Sunday. She says Hayden and his friends have been harassing her for years, after breaking into her home.
She says she was so concerned, she went and got a conceal carry license this fall.
The mom says she unloaded her gun, as Hayden and his friend ran away, still firing back. Hayden is now being held on $250,000 bond. Police say charges are pending for the other man involved.
The 13-year-old is out of the hospital, but still recovering from his wounds.
Because a gun will always beat a slogan and a cardboard sign.
She won’t be on Shannon Watts’ Christmas Card list, that is for sure.