As it was, the shotgun reportedly turned the odds in her favor, no shot necessary.
A Lapeer County Sheriff's Office news release states one person knocked on all the doors and forced their way inside the home when there was no response. The girl locked herself inside a bathroom closet with a shotgun.
The suspect eventually opened the bathroom door and closet where the child was hiding with the weapon. The girl aimed the shotgun at the suspect, whom then fled from the home.Thia is the kind of gun-used-for-self-defense story that seldom gets attention.
Display of a gun is often enough to turn the tables on bad guys, deter further aggression.
This one, I suspect, only got attention because of the defender's age.
Note: I said defender, not victim