Lee County Sheriff’s deputies are reporting that a man in South Georgia shot and killed an armadillo but the the bullet ricocheted off the animal’s shell and struck his mother-in-law.
Larry McElroy, a 54-year old Lee County resident, shot a 9mm on Sunday. The bullet actually hit the armadillo, killing it, then hit a fence and went through the door of the mobile home striking the mother-in-law in her recliner. Carol Johnson was struck in the back and suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
McElroy’s 74-year-old mother-in-law, Carol Johnson, suffered injuries described as non-life-threatening. Lee County sheriff’s investigator Bill Smith said she was walking around and talking afterward.
McElroy was about 100 yards from his home when he fired at the armadillo and critics are now saying that he should have used a shotgun.
At this point, no charges have been filed.