Lucky for Matthews, she’d gotten her gun permit a year ago and had just bought her very own firearm the week before.

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WRAL-TV reported that police charged the suspect, 28-year-old Jonathan Tyrone Peace, with common law robbery.

According to the News & Observer, a police report recounting the incident reported that “Matthews fired her weapon to stop [Peace] from attacking her and stayed on the scene until police arrived.” ...

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