Eastlake Woman Shoots and Kills Home Invading Ex

Eastlake Ohio Defensive Shooting

Reports are coming in from Eastlake, a suburb 10 miles North East of Cleveland, that tell the story of a 29-year-old woman whose home was invaded by her ex-boyfriend. Luckily, thanks to this woman’s cool head and trained trigger finger, these reports were not of a horrible tragedy.

Last week, Lake County police were called to the 1200 block of East 349 after the woman of this story, whose name has been redacted for her safety, told dispatchers that her ex-boyfriend, 33-year-old Leon Johnson had broken into her home and assaulted her.

But when police arrived on the scene they found much more than the distraught woman who had called them.

As police entered the premises they found Leon Johnson on the floor, in a pool of his own blood that was falling from a gunshot wound in his left leg.

Officers immediately called for an ambulance to take Leon to Lake West Medical Center, where he later succumbed to his gunshot wound and died.

Also on the scene, police found the handgun that was used in the shooting. At this point it is not known whether the gun belonged to the shooter or to Johnson.

After the scene was cleaned up and Johnson was taken to the hospital, the officers brought the shooter and another unnamed witness in for questioning.

As of the time of the writing of this piece, the case was still under investigation and it was unknown if the shooter would face any charges for this.

What do you think of this story? Were you surprised that a leg shot killed the home invader? Well that part may surprise you because the idea of a kill shot may be a bit different than what you had in mind. If you are curious to find out more, we have written an article regarding “The Physiology of Stopping the Threat.”

Maybe this shooter read our article and caught the fine details of it.



  1. Anonymous on June 22, 2017 at 9:12 am

    You shouldn’t prematurely write a story on a young man’s death if it’s still open as a homicide investigation. If this isn’t a tragedy then what is. A father of 6 was murdered not a home invader she knew him

    • Jacob Paulsen on June 22, 2017 at 9:34 am

      Based on your comment it sounds like you know him too.

    • giftedhandsRIP on November 30, 2017 at 4:16 pm

      I agree, people want to say good for her…write stories and claim that she was invaded, yet don’t know the truth. here we are 5 months later and this is still an open case. this is a tragedy its heart breaking earth shattering. he was an amazing man. and yes I know him for 18 years and I am not family so I didn’t have to love him or even like him. yet I love him dearly and miss his friendship everyday, she cried wolf. the truth will come to light. we will have justice.
      I believe in the right to own a gun. but this story is not what is seems.

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