ATexas mother who shot and killed a home invader to protect her children is now facing eviction from her subsidized housing, all for owning a gun.
Aleah Wallace, 25, said she was cleaning her living room when she heard someone, later identified as Devin Baker, 14, trying to break into her 8-year-old daughter’s bedroom on December 14 at 3 a.m., according to Fox 4.
“I went, and I stood in the hallway. And I could see him standing at the window, lifting it up. I just shot,” Wallace, who faces no charges, told the news outlet.
The teen also lived at the same apartment complex. He died at the scene of multiple gunshot wounds.
Though there are no laws stating that residents in a government-subsidized housing can’t own guns, however Wallace was informed that she would be evicted from her house because she owns a gun.
“The apartments called and told me that I was not supposed to have a gun at all, even though I kept calling them and telling them somebody was breaking in. They told me I could not have a gun, and I have 30 days to vacate,” she told Fox 4.
“I feel like I’m back at square one. I was there for six years, and now I don’t know what to do.”
Wallace’s house was targeted by burglars for the second time in less than 24 hours.
She had a total of four attempted burglaries before the shooting, and said she had to buy a gun to protect her family.
“I have four daughters. It’s just me and my four daughters that stay there. I just was protecting my daughters,” she said.