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Mother grabs gun, defends family after armed intruders stormed her Miami-Dade home

Chilling surveillance video captured a gunfight that broke out after armed intruders stormed a home in Northwest Miami-Dade County.
Chilling surveillance video captured a gunfight that broke out after armed intruders stormed a home in Northwest Miami-Dade County.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Chilling surveillance video captured a gunfight that broke out after armed intruders stormed a home in northwest Miami-Dade on the night of Oct. 4.

Ansley Pacheco, 26, recounted the horror seen in that surveillance video to Local 10 News reporter Liane Morejon.

Robbers stormed her home, ambushing her husband, friends and her 7-year-old son ambushed at gunpoint.

“You know, they could’ve killed him; they could’ve killed me. They didn’t care at all,” Pacheco said. “We don’t (know who they are), but I really hope they get caught.”

Pacheco said a friend pulled up to watch the Heat play in the NBA Finals when waiting criminals caught him off guard.

“While I was in the bathroom, I started to hear the commotion, I started hearing, ‘Get down, get down, give me everything you got,’” she recalled. “I went to the nightstand; I grabbed the gun and I opened the door. I saw one if they guys face to face with me. He told me to put my gun down. I just shook my head no, and then I said, ‘Don’t shoot me, my son is in here.’”

After an eruption of gunfire, the intruders finally took off.

“They finally just ran out,” Pacheco said. “My husband ran and got the gun and shot back at the vehicle that was leaving.”

Pictures from inside the home show the damage left behind by the robbers, who made off with pricey watches and jewelry. Pacheco said she had no choice but to try and defend her family.

“I just knew that I had to do something, and my first instinct was to grab the gun and defend my husband and my son,” she said.


About the Author:

Liane Morejon is an Emmy-winning reporter who joined the Local 10 News family in January 2010. Born and raised in Coral Gables, Liane has a unique perspective on covering news in her own backyard.