Detroit Police Chief reacts to video of mom firing at intruders

(WXYZ) - It's the video creating a national stir as it goes viral.

Seen first on 7 Action News at 11 , a mother from Detroit opening fire on three teenage burglars inside her home.

Now Detroit's Chief of Police is responding to the dramatic footage and the mother's actions.

"She did the right thing" says Chief James Craig acknowledging the mother gave a verbal warning prior to firing the weapon.

As we first reported, the mother was protecting two small children inside the home.

She tells us "I let them know I had a gun once they were in the house. They said no you don't so I shot off the first round." Her husband is thankful she and the kids are safe.

He gave her the weapon just two weeks ago and showed her how to use it.

"If I hadn't prepared my wife for this kind of situation, I could have came home to a family that was gone," he says.

Detroit Police did an outstanding job making a quick arrest of all three Monday night near Woodrow Wilson on the west side.

Two teens face charges, and a third is out on bond. One of the teens was already arrested for carrying a real gun. Both teens in custody are at the juvenile detention center.

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