Ohio mom of 5 with license to carry shoots 'violent' ex-boyfriend who broke into her home
An Ohio mother of five who shot her "violent" ex-boyfriend as he tried to break into her house Thursday will not be charged with any crimes, authorities say.
The woman, whose identity has not been released, shot suspect Dante Ruff multiple times after he kicked an air conditioning unit out of a window of her East Price Hill home and tried to enter around 4:30 a.m., WLWT reports. Her five children, none of whom were injured, were all asleep upstairs at the time of the incident.
Authorities say the woman, who has a protection order against her ex-boyfriend whom she allegedly had a "violent past" with, also possesses a license to carry.
"Thank goodness she had a Concealed Carry Permit and was able to defend herself and her 5 children," Hamilton County Prosecutor Attorney Joseph Deters said. "It is hard to imagine what might have happened to her or her children if she had not been able to protect herself and her family.”
Ruff was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in serious condition to undergo surgery, WKRC reports. He faces charges of aggravated burglary and violation of a protection order upon his release.
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