New homeowner shoots driver who crashed into house, sources say

Woman shot, traffic accident reported at home in Hidden Valley, officials say

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A woman was shot Thursday afternoon when she drove through the front door of a home built by Habitat for Humanity in the Hidden Valley neighborhood.

The new homeowner had only lived there for less than a month when she fired shots at the driver, Taneisha Gilmore.

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Prior to the shooting, the homeowner’s friend had gotten into a violent fight with an ex-partner, sources told Channel 9.

The friend then went to the home on Spring Garden Lane.

The homeowner and her friend were inside the home when Gilmore drove toward the front of the house, knocking out the front door.

That’s when the homeowner, who was protecting herself, shot Gilmore behind the wheel, sources said.

A neighbor heard the gunfire.

“Not knowing what happened, that was scary,” the neighbor said. “It’s a beautiful house and I’ve seen some beautiful people out there.”

The homeowner told Channel 9 she does not know Gilmore and didn’t say anything else.

Gilmore faces multiple charges including assault with a deadly weapon and breaking and entering to terrorize.

Gilmore was taken to Atrium-CMC with injuries that were not life-threatening.

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