Updated:CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
A woman who was shot in the face during an ATM robbery is relived the accused shooter was arrested and in jail but is still in fear as the police search for another suspect.
Police said Delin Collins put a gun to her temple and pulled the trigger three-and-a-half weeks ago.
The bullet passed through her face but she survived to share her story with Channel 9.
“When the gun went through my temple, I literally saw light,” she said.
She was fearful the man who shot her would find her.
“It's frightening. Needless to say, I haven't gone to any ATM machines since,” she said. “I'm glad that he's arrested because I don't have to worry about him hurting anyone else or hurting me again.”
Police picked up Collins, 22, Monday morning on robbery and assault charges.
He was released from prison in November after doing a little more than three years for another armed robbery.
Rochilla Harrell was not surprised by the robbery where she said she never comes after dark.
“No, I don't come down this area – period,” Harrell said.
The victim said she can find a little peace now Collins is behind bars.
“It’s a rebirth for me because I prayed God don't take me and he gave me strength to get up to rise up -- to lift my body,” she said.
Collins is being held on an $80,000 bond.
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