Brooklyn Woman Defends Her Life from Home Invading Ex, Still Arrested Regardless

Brooklyn DGU

Much more often than not when someone breaks up with another person, then that is it. No ifs, ands, buts, or maybes, However, some people can’t get it through their head that the end really is the end and go to dangerous lengths to see their ex-partners. Fortunately for a Brooklyn woman, when this happened to her she had the right tool to defend herself. Unfortunately, she was in gun-hating Brooklyn at the time

The incident occurred in the Brownsville neighborhood on December 30th at around 6:15 in the evening. Marlon Womack, the 30-year-old ex-boyfriend broke into his former beau Tonya Wooten’s new apartment by kicking down the front door.

Now normally in New York City this would be a very bad thing for the homeowner because the stringent gun laws of the city would have forced Tonya to defend herself with whatever household items were available to her at the time. However Tonya had just moved from gun-loving North Carolina so, perhaps against the better advice of legal teams, she still had her firearm available to her.

Because this invaluable tool was at Tonya’s disposal and because it took Marlon a little bit to break down her door Tonya was able to get into a position to defend herself from the onslaught that was waiting just on the other side of that door.

As the door eventually gave way and with Wooten’s firearm trained on it, she saw Womack burst through and quickly she made the choice that she needed to fire on him and she did. One shot from her firearm cracked through the air and pierced Marlon’s neck stopping him in his tracks.

Authorities were quickly called and Marlon was taken to a nearby medical facility where, according to recent updates, he was in stable conditions.

Now normally when we tell a story about a defensive gun use, this is the part of the story in which I say that the shooter is happily safe, free from the terror that was hovering over them. But in New York City, Tonya was met with her defensive skills with a trip to jail, where police said on Sunday that charges were pending against her. It seems that the crime of having a gun and using it to defend themself in New York City has claimed another victim.

We would love to hear your thoughts on this story. Do you think New York’s decision to arrest this woman flies in the face of American gun law? Let us know in the comments below.


  1. Melvina Carter on May 1, 2019 at 9:49 am

    I love you Tonya and you just became one of my heroes. Remembering growing up in Starrett City with you.

  2. Robert Michals on July 5, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    It is time for New York State to recognize
    the constitutional rights of legal gun owners (reciprocity) from other states.
    The “S.A.F.E.” Act imposed by the state’s tyrannical Governor, Andrew Cuomo, has done little if anything to reduce the high incidence of shootings in Buffalo New York.

  3. Tee on September 7, 2019 at 2:49 am

    I love you too Melvina!

  4. Michelle on November 23, 2022 at 4:38 pm

    All charges were dropped by court order!

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