Woman says boyfriend saved her life when armed ex broke into house

Man shoots woman's ex during burglary

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - A Central City woman said her boyfriend saved her life after her ex-husband broke into her house with a gun early Thursday (May 30) morning.

The woman said she was asleep when her ex-husband busted through the front door armed with a gun.

Police say it happened around 3 a.m. in the 2300 blk. of Jackson Ave.

They said 37-year-old Bradford Crier forced his way inside the home.

The victim said her current boyfriend ran to the door and when he saw her ex-husband with a gun, he hit him with an iron chair. The two men struggled over the weapon and eventually Crier was shot twice.

The victim said Crier then ran down the street, where New Orleans police found him.

The victim said the moments when the suspect was banging on the door before he broke in were terrifying.

“The whole door just busted open and when he saw the gun he grabbed an iron black chair and hit him with it, and when he hit him with it he dropped the gun and I ran,” the victim said. “After he dropped the gun I ran. I ran straight out the back door, and I heard four shots and when he came and got me I was just waiting to see which one of them was coming to get me.”

The woman said she was relieved to see her current boyfriend come and get her. She thinks he saved her life.

Police have classified the crime as a burglary.

Once Crier is released from the hospital, he will be booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center for two counts of aggravated burglary and one count of possession of a firearm by a person convicted of domestic abuse battery.

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