Scary story, happy ending:
“Come on, what are you waiting for,” he told her as he started to yank on her sweatpants, trying to take them off.
Smith pleaded for her safety and distracted the attackers by telling them she would get her money, which was “in my purse.”
The robbers inexplicably allowed her to drop to her knees and crawl across the floor to her purse, which the second attacker had dropped.
She reached inside, and the first shot was clear of the muzzle and into the torso of one of the attackers before she even pulled the weapon clear of the purse. Four more shots followed shortly and, in the end, one of the attackers was dead and the second was hospitalized facing a murder rap for having participated in a felony in which someone died.
Her revolver was the perfect weapon for firing from within a purse, since a semi-automatic wouldn’t have enough room to cycle and would jam. The revolver only needs enough room for the trigger and hammer to move. Good thing she was able to get to it during this home invasion / robbery / rape!