Burglar Shot by Loganville Mother 'Recovering' from His Injuries

Walton County Chief Deputy said Paul Slater, shot five times by a Loganville mother during an alleged attempted burglary, remains in a local hospital and is recovering from his injuries.

Chief Deputy Keith Brooks said that Paul Slater, shot five times by a Loganville mother, remains in a local hospital recovering from his injuries. He said the hospital is declining to give an more details of Slater's condition at this time. Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman told WSBTV immediately after the incident that Slater was expected to survive his injuries. He faces several charges releated to the alleged burglary once his recovery is complete.

According to Gwinnett County records, Slater had several charges dating back to 2008.

WCSO officials reported at the time that Melinda Herman was at home with her 9-year-old twins when the suspect knocked on the door and then rang the doorbell. She reportedly contacted her husband, who told her not to answer the door as he wasn’t expecting anyone. When she saw Slater retrieve a crowbar from the car, she grabbed her children, her .38 revolver, and hid in an attic closet. Slater broke into the house and subsequently located her in the closet. At that time she opened fire on him, hitting him with five of the six rounds in the gun. Her husband had already called 911 and by the time police arrived, the mother had retreated to a neighbor with the children, Slater had tried to escape in his car, but had subsequently crashed in a wooded area in the neighborhood.

This case drew national attention in the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings and moves to enact gun control measures in response to the tragedy. A case in Lilburn recently, however, gives another perspective. According to Lilburn Patch, a 69-year-old Lilburn man shot and killed a 22-year-old who reportedly drove onto the property by mistake. He was reported to be following a GPS direction that took him to the wrong location. Philip Sailor, who has now been charged with murder,  said he thought it was an attempted home invasion.

David Binder January 31, 2013 at 07:05 AM
I'm sorry, but I have no desire to wish this man well after what he put this family through. He's very lucky that she didn't have a larger caliber weapon & hollow point ammo. I'm aware this article wasn't written for well wishes. LOL !! I just had to get my view in.
Tim January 31, 2013 at 10:53 AM
Copy that David!
Kim January 31, 2013 at 02:01 PM
I hope the law uses him as an example to teach others that if its not yours don't touch it.
thcooper69 January 31, 2013 at 07:31 PM
thank god for obama care ! hes recovering at your tax payer exspence OF COURSE
Amy January 31, 2013 at 07:52 PM
"drew national attention"...how about local attention...extreme local like Loserville...I mean, Loganville?
Joe January 31, 2013 at 07:54 PM
wish he would have been D.O.A save all us tax payers money to allow this P.O.S to have three square meals a day and a roof over his head
Joe January 31, 2013 at 07:56 PM
Amy any one having a picture of oboma on there page has to be a loser as well get a clue about how many private small business will be laying off employees because they can't afford to pay the increase in your presidents health care insurance
Amy January 31, 2013 at 08:17 PM
Thank God...He didn't D.O.A...God still loves his child and chose to keep him alive. I can't wait to hear his side of the story.
Amy January 31, 2013 at 08:22 PM
You probably can't spell Obama's name on purpose, but calling me a loser when you're the one at 5th Grade level writing and reading skills is HILARIOUS! Name one "small business" that will be laying people off because of MY president's policies?
Donna January 31, 2013 at 08:39 PM
Turn off American Idol once in awhile. http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/10/us/home-invasion-gun-rights/index.html?iref=allsearch
Tammy Osier January 31, 2013 at 10:19 PM
Not to change the subject, BUT, sinceyou brought it up, there's a BiiiiiiG glitch in obamacare right now - getting ready to explode. Middle class families are being priced out of their coverage (obamabots will defend of course). back to the regularly scheduled news flash...
Mary Darling January 31, 2013 at 11:50 PM
Too bad Amy wasn't in the closet, being the true Obama lover she is, she most likely wouldn't have had a gun to defender herself. Then she wouldn't be able to leave stupid comments on here because she would be dead!!
Amy February 01, 2013 at 12:04 AM
Being a loser is relative. I believe a loser doesn't know how to differentiate between THERE and THEIR. I'd still like to know what small businesses would be laying off people due to my President's policy. I want to be able to support them. Is this better site moderators?
Tammy Osier February 01, 2013 at 02:21 AM
I'll bet the guy is feeling pretty stupid right about now.
Joe February 01, 2013 at 10:00 PM
ok amy I'm in the financial industry may not be the best speller however calculate this,I man owns several restaurants in the Atlanta area he has 100 employees under the new presidents health care law this man will to pay 3,000.00 per employee for health care now take 100x3000 = 300,000 it's going to cost him on his bottom line so how do you think he is going to pay that? he can not nor will he so guess what that means people will be laid off no jobs!!! so then you and I and the rest of the tax payers have to support them while the unemployment rate continues to rise
Amy February 01, 2013 at 11:21 PM
I'm also in the finance industry. I'm good with math, so tell me the name of the business so that I can support it.
Mary Darling February 02, 2013 at 03:35 AM
Amy, have you ever heard the saying "S_ _ T rolls down hill" The top never takes the hit!! They re-coop the loss from the bottom or the consumer. Please take a step out of LA-LA land for just a second.
Mary Darling February 02, 2013 at 03:37 AM
This is not a glitch, sounds more like a well thought out plan to me.
Joe February 02, 2013 at 04:35 AM
Thank you Mary because Amy drank the coolade
Michele Stevens February 04, 2013 at 05:33 PM
"obama care" as you call has NOTHING to do with this dirt-bags recovery; he would have been recovering at the taxpayer expense, regardless of who the president is.ignorant
SUNKEN SUB February 06, 2013 at 09:23 PM
Royal Marshall said it best............ JUST DAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM.
SUNKEN SUB March 18, 2013 at 03:29 PM
For Amy "Don't look behind, something may be GAINING on you." Satchel Page Negro baseball great


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