Mother shoots intruder who entered south side home through baby’s wind - Women's Holsters

Mother shoots intruder who entered south side home through baby’s window


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (via March 24, 2016 – A homeowner shot an intruder who tried to break into her Indianapolis home Thursday afternoon.

According to police dispatchers, officers received the call around 12:10 p.m. from a home in the 3200 block of West Banta Road. Family members told FOX59 that an infant was in the home when it happened. A mother heard the burglar get into the home through a window and then took out her pistol.

“She heard the window get busted and she called her husband and said I think somebody’s breaking in the house,” said Edsel Ballard, the woman’s father.

“He broke in through the baby’s window, ok, and when he was coming out the door, my sister was coming out her bedroom door, he aimed and shot at her first and then she shot him,” said Eddie Ballard, the woman’s brother.

The woman exchanged gunfire with the burglar, family members said, and the intruder was hit multiple times. He was taken to an Indianapolis hospital, police said. Dispatchers said the intruder was also carrying zip ties and a walkie-talkie.

The infant was not hurt during the incident.

“This shooting is very unusual in this area of our district,” said IMPD Southwest District Commander Mike Spears.

Spears said incidents like this, in this section of the city are very rare. This portion of his district he said is quiet and is mostly residential.

“When we have an incident like this as we do throughout the city, involving the use of a firearm, it’s something we take very personally and we want to get in front of and investigate aggressively,” said Spears.

3 Responses


October 05, 2016

Im very glad this momma was quick to think and act. I dont want to even imagine what horrors might have been in store for her or her baby. Good job, Honey.

Shane Guggenmos
Shane Guggenmos

March 27, 2016

Good for her! I personally think that all women should know how to handle firearms. The intruder should have read the sign out front of her home.


March 26, 2016

Article says " tried" to break in. He was inside her home. Think that is her “personal” space and I’m proud she defended her self and family . she didn’t end up raped or dead.

Leave a comment