April 14, 2015 1:00 pm -


The armadillo is dead and, thankfully, the mother-in-law is alive.

Lee County Sheriff’s deputies tell WALB-TV ( ) that 54-year-old Larry McElroy fired his 9 mm pistol at the armadillo Sunday night.

Deputies say the bullet killed the armadillo, but bounced off the animal, hit a fence, traveled through the back door of the mother-in-law’s mobile home and the recliner in which she was sitting, striking her in the back.

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.



D.B. Hirsch
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10 responses to Man Shoots Armadillo; Bullet Ricochets Into Mother-In-Law’s Back

  1. tracey marie April 14th, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    Sittin of the porch, drinking beer and playing with a gun.

    • Khary A April 14th, 2015 at 2:07 pm

      what could possibly go wrong?

  2. Khary A April 14th, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    “I told them critters to stay off mah property!”

  3. William April 14th, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Thanks Karma.

    • Um Cara April 14th, 2015 at 5:34 pm

      What did.the elderly woman do to deserve being shot?

      • trees April 15th, 2015 at 1:29 am

        You’d have to ask Karma, but ask nicely, I heard Karma can be a real …..

  4. Guy Lauten April 14th, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    not since the JFK assassination has one bullet done so much…

  5. Warman1138 April 14th, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    Everybody knows you’re supposed to run them over, not shoot them.

  6. Warman1138 April 14th, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    Mmmmmmm roadkill stew, quick somebody invite the Robertsons.

  7. jybarz April 15th, 2015 at 7:52 am

    Won’t he be deader than the armadillo for injuring his monther-in-law?