Mother Fatally Shoots Five-Time Felon: ‘He shouldn’t have brought his a** into my house’

Shaquita Green defended her family earlier this month from a five-time felon. (Photo: Channel 2 Action News)

A Marietta, Georgia, woman last week shot and killed a man she says came into her house and threatened her and her children with a gun.

“It was either him or me and I wasn’t going, my kids weren’t going to get hurt and they weren’t going to see me get hurt,” Shaquita Green told Channel 2 Action News.

The incident, which Green initially described to police as a home invasion, took place on August 3 around 2:20 a.m. Investigators later discovered that Green allowed Javarian Mitchell inside her home, who subsequently allowed Keandre Funches to enter as well. Green says she knew Mitchell but did not know Funches.

Both men were looking for another person police have not identified but that Green told Channel 2 was her husband. Police believe Mitchell and Funches were pursuing gang-related activity, but they have not disclosed details, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

“At some point, Funches threatened the residents with his own hand gun,” said Marietta police Officer Chuck McPhilamy.

Green retreated to the back of her house where she was able to get a handgun of her own. She shot and killed Funches and Mitchell fled, though he was later apprehended.

“I thank God it played out the way it did,” Green said. “I hate that someone had to lose their life, but he shouldn’t have come and brought his ass in my house, excuse my language.”

Jasmine Garry, who has lived across the street from the scene of the shooting for about 20 years, told Channel 2 that the event was “shocking” and that it has made her consider purchasing a firearm of her own.

“It’s very alarming because in this neighborhood, nothing really happens,” Garry said. “We’re all family here because most people here have lived on the street their entire lives, so it’s really shocking, to say the least.”

Officer McPhilamy told the Journal-Constitution that Mitchell was “committing a felony when someone was killed,” and as such can be charged with murder himself. He is also facing charges of aggravated assault with a firearm, false imprisonment, and third degree cruelty to children.

According to a report from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Funches was a five-time convicted felon who had only recently been released from prison. His extensive criminal history included gang activity and domestic violence. In one incident on Jan. 16, 2015, he attempted to shoot a police officer, but his gun malfunctioned.

Green told Channel 2 that Funches came to her home looking for her husband, but that neither she nor her husband are acquainted with Funches. McPhilamy confirmed that neither spouse has ties to the alleged gang activity.

Green will not face charges in the shooting.

About the author: Jordan Michaels has been reviewing firearm-related products for over six years and enjoying them for much longer. With family in Canada, he’s seen first hand how quickly the right to self-defense can be stripped from law-abiding citizens. He escaped that statist paradise at a young age, married a sixth-generation Texan, and currently lives in Tyler. Got a hot tip? Send him an email at

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  • Scott Hateslibs August 15, 2017, 5:26 pm

    I’m proud to say I live in Marietta, this heroine’s town! She did a magnificent job of taking another slug off our streets. Night night to the filth who chose to mess with the wrong lady. Imagine the same thing happening in New Dork, Assachussets or Kalifornia, where she would have been made into the villain for daring to defend herself. But here in Georgia, we are allowed to defend ourselves from such vermin, thereby doling out rightful justice that the criminal “justice” system refuses to. The fact that this animal was on the streets in the first place is a sickening reminder of how the system is skewed toward these beasts, leaving us at their mercy … sometimes 😉

  • Dan August 14, 2017, 6:15 pm

    Five time convicted felon! Tried to shoot a cop, but his gun malfunctioned! Should have never been released from prison. Actually, when his gun malfunctioned, the cop should have put one in his head and two in his chest!

  • Matt August 13, 2017, 6:36 pm

    We are locked and loaded here in the South. Home of the still free and always brave.

  • David Clark August 12, 2017, 11:27 pm

    I commend her for taking the required action to protect her family. Let’s just hope some States Attorney takes a step back, puts him/her self in this woman’s shoes, and consider what THEY would have done if their family was faced with a POS there to harm her and her children.

    Besides, as Daddy used to say “Better to be judged by twelve, then carried by six.”

  • Daniel Braatz August 12, 2017, 5:14 pm

    Play thug games; win thug prizes

  • Charlie August 12, 2017, 10:59 am

    He was convicted of trying to shoot a police officer in 2015, but was released in 2017!?!? Why was this piece of trash ever let out?

    • phil August 12, 2017, 4:13 pm thoughts exactly.

    • davud August 12, 2017, 6:22 pm

      story is unclear as to whether he was convicted in this incident.

  • Jay August 12, 2017, 8:48 am

    Here we have a prime example of many things.
    1. Another failure of our government run so called justice system where a violent 5 time felon was released to commit yet another crime and that same system wants to limit law abiding citizens assess to firearms!
    2. If this woman was white I can guarantee, she would be brought up on some kind of charges and civil suit. She already being in the system doesn’t have anything to lose so the criminal justice system won’t touch her!
    3. This is not Mrs. Greens first involvement with home invaders and a invader was shot!
    4. The police have confiscated the firearm per procedure and both her and her husband were interviewed.
    5. There is a lot of information not here to make any real judgement on, per us readers. One thing for sure, she, weather a criminal or not has the right to defend herself and hers and her children are safe but traumatized because of this event!

    • RB August 13, 2017, 2:40 pm

      >2. If this woman was white I can guarantee, she would be brought up on some kind of charges and civil suit. She already being in the system doesn’t have anything to lose so the criminal justice system won’t touch her!

      Yeah, that criminal justice system, with its tendency to give poor people of color (with criminal records?) in bad neighborhoods the benefit of the doubt! /s

  • Devonne Franklin August 11, 2017, 9:44 pm

    That’s what happen. I know that’s rite.

  • Dexter Winslett August 11, 2017, 3:12 pm

    You go girl.

  • Mike Watkins August 11, 2017, 1:47 pm

    Mrs. Green, I salute you! It’s a shame you had to do this–it’s wrong that a 5 time felon benefited from an extremely lax court/penal system.

    But you rose to the occasion and defended your family. None of the side issues are nearly as important.

  • DW August 11, 2017, 1:26 pm

    To those of you who keep thinking she is guilty by association; would you feel better if she had been murdered along with her kids at 2 am by these armed psychopaths? You obviously feel she was in the wrong. I dont care if she herself was Adolf Hitler or the leader of the KKK. If someone threatens you and your kids with a gun, then you have every right to use deadly force. Stop with the racial profiling bullcrap. Hood people dont have the right to self defense or what? Even if the victim was the 5 time felon, they should have the right to self defense. You sound like scared cowards. If you own guns you shouldn’t be so damn silly and afraid. Judging the poor woman who had to kill a man in front of her kids on some strange night. If it was you or someone you know, then how would you feel?

  • SkipNClair August 11, 2017, 12:52 pm

    Great job, you did what you have the right to do, that is own a gun regardless if some seem to think you may or maynot have owned it legally. I my book you like all have the right to own a gun without infringement. Next you did what the good Lord would have you do, you defended you and yours. If enough of these thugs were to get killed daily by what they think are easy prey, then this would if published properly put a big dent into home evasions and the thought the little guy is easy prey. Great job!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Rich August 11, 2017, 11:04 am

    Good outcome = one less scumbag on the streets, permanently. Better outcome would have been if the guy has never been let out in the first place. NOBODY who has 5 felony convictions should EVER be let out in public again, especially if they are for violent crimes or if the felon has a history of violence on top of the felony convictions.

  • JS August 11, 2017, 10:58 am

    One out of two, got to keep practicing, mother dear. You were lucky, bravo to you.

  • Joe August 11, 2017, 10:51 am

    This story has more curves than the bearded Fat lady at the circus.
    But one thing for sure is that five time felon barked up the wrong family tree.
    Good shooting lady !!

  • Leighton Cavendish August 11, 2017, 10:49 am

    Was the gun she used legally purchased and owned? Many people are going to want to know that answer as well.
    If it is husband’s gun, and he is a felon as well…then there are other issues.
    Always more than one side to a story…just sayin’…
    Glad the kids were not injured.

    • walt August 11, 2017, 11:36 am

      your questions are irrelevant. Its people like you who break down the fabric of this great nation. but, its a free country and you are free to make an ass of yourself if you so desire.

    • Michael August 11, 2017, 11:42 am

      Actually, there is only one side to this story – enter someone else’s “castle” and threaten them with a firearm and you may die!

    • HERSEY ROBERTS August 11, 2017, 11:47 am

      Wow…can’t you be happy that the bad guys finally lost instead of trying to find a way to prove the lady was in the wrong?!

    • David Emery August 11, 2017, 2:08 pm


    • Devonne Franklin August 11, 2017, 9:49 pm

      “Weren’t injured”? What kind of effect does this all-too-normal deadly conflict and violence have on their prospects for bright, productive futures?

    • bison1913 August 11, 2017, 11:42 pm

      Leighton Cavendish… Do you really have to be a shmuck? Just saying…

    • loupgarous August 12, 2017, 2:15 pm

      I’m sure the police ran an NCIC check on the gun to make sure it was a “clean” weapon. The story doesn’t mention the husband being a felon or other person prohibited under McClure-Vollmer from owning a firearm. If he was, well still, congratulations to Shaquita Green for recognizing not just her right, but her affirmative duty to protect herself and her children from armed violence. When a known gang member has his gun out and is threatening you and your children, it’s no longer “may I shoot this person?” It’s “I must>/i> kill any armed intruder (even if initially invited) threatening me or others.”
      Good shoot, Ms Green. I hope responsible shooters in the community take you under their wing, help you get gun safety training and gear, and if the gun
      was legally problematic, help you get a gun you may legally and safely possess. Good shoot, Ms. Green, and thank you for reducing the street criminal population by one.

    • phil August 12, 2017, 4:18 pm

      I could care less if that lady had a registered gun. She saved her family and did us all a favor by introducing a Thug…to his maker. “I’d rather be tried by 12, than carried by 6.”

  • GRA August 11, 2017, 9:58 am


  • Randall Wood August 11, 2017, 9:56 am

    Way to go! She did the absolute right thing in putting that animal down. Progressive thinking says that habitual criminals can be rehabilitated. BS, you can’t REhabilitate that which was never habilitated in the first place. Mad dogs must be put down, not patted on the head and left to kill. Prison isn’t enough for habitual criminals. A cheap bullet to the brain is all they deserve. Call it humane. Call it justice.

    • Rick August 11, 2017, 10:54 am

      We she have to go though the same BS a white person would if they shot someone,daddy look like a dealer to me.There seems to be whole shit full of entitled people these days and the white cracker homie dude ain’t one of them..I would be charged with something if I allowed to let the people come in my house,my firearms would be takin and I would have to get lawyered up!

      • Beaver Cleaver August 11, 2017, 9:59 pm

        Indeed! You can be scared by an agressive threatening prosecutor. You probably have some financial means and something to lose. You’d be a fresh-faced novelty in the court room– not the slovenly, depraved regulars that pack the hearing rooms every day/week/month/year… Everybody from the judge to the bailiff would spring into action/ top of their game when your case was heard. “Look at the clean white toy we get to play with today!”
        (I know. I’ve been there.)

      • ExNuke August 17, 2017, 11:48 pm

        Then you need to move to a free state with honest laws for peaceful people who want to stay that way. Your home is your castle, you not only have the right, but the duty to protect it. If the Repressive politicians in your area favor the criminal over the home owner you should either change politicians or locations.

  • Adam Licko August 11, 2017, 9:52 am

    Too bad most of you didn’t read the original report before commenting on this article. The report says she originally called the police and reported someone broke into her home, then forced her and her children into the back of the house where she was able to get a gun and shoot the intruder. Now her story is that she let someone else into home and that person let the armed felon in. This guy was a 5 time felon who tried to shoot at cops, there is no way he would have let her get to a gun and then shoot and kill him. This story should have never been shared by Guns America. This really takes away from the credibility you guys have worked hard for over the years.

    • Dave Hicks August 11, 2017, 10:32 am

      All that being said, did the justice system fail ? Why was a 5 time (or even a 1 time) felon on the streets ?

      • Edgar August 11, 2017, 1:41 pm

        Because there are SnowFlake Liberals who decide that he deserves another chance…and another and another and another..and well his luck ran out on the street and he got what he deserved. Conservatives would have locked him up for a long time. Blame the Liberals…for his unnecessary death…if they would have kept him locked up…he would still be alive today. HA HA!

        • loupgarous August 12, 2017, 2:22 pm

          One of Obama’s last acts as a lame duck president was to pardon several hundred drug and gang-related felons in Federal prison for illegally owning guns. He really hasn’t explained the reason for this, given that he’s exceeded his authority to punish gun dealers and owners with clean criminal records.

          This isn’t a racial issue. It’s an issue of an outlaw president using his pen and his phone to put dangerous criminals of the kind who menaced Ms. Green and her kids with guns. They were able to do this despite being felons because of leniency in the court system. I’d be interested in knowing if the man killed threatening a mother and her children was among those Obama pardoned.

    • ExNuke August 17, 2017, 11:52 pm

      It wouldn’t bother me if SHE was a 5 time felon, she has the human right to defend herself and her children in her own home.

  • rt66paul August 11, 2017, 9:49 am

    You go, girl!

  • Dave August 11, 2017, 9:09 am

    A 5 time felon enters her house and threatens her and her family. What was a 5 time felon, especially a violent one, doing back on the streets. What happened to 3 strikes and you’re locked up for life? Regardless, good for you Shaquita! The tax payers and citizens will not have to worry about this loser anymore.
    Phillip, just because she knew one of them doesn’t mean she was involved in gang activity. I’ve known gang members but never been involved. Don’t be so quick to judge.

  • David August 11, 2017, 9:01 am

    An armed, 5 time felon comes into her house and threatens her and her family. First, what happen to the “3 strikes” law; 3 felonies and you’re locked up for life. What was a 5 time felon doing back on the street, especially a violent felon? Second, good for her! Now the taxpayers and law abiding citizens do not have worry about him anymore.

  • Al Soto August 11, 2017, 9:00 am

    What? He tried to shoot a Police Officer in 2015 and was still alive? If I were that Officer, My gun wouldn’t have “malfuntioned”. Just saying…

  • Ape hunter August 11, 2017, 8:57 am

    I love a story with a happy ending. Live like a Javarian and you’ll die like a Javarian.

  • Gunflint01 August 11, 2017, 8:45 am

    Obama most likely released him in 2015.. Good, she saved the taxpayers …How Much $$$ Anyone have an idea?

  • singleshotcajun August 11, 2017, 8:13 am

    Go on ahead Shaquita 🙂

  • Phillip August 11, 2017, 6:53 am

    “… neither spouse has ties to gang activity.” Yeah right! Don’t throw a bucket of filth down the backs of the reader, and tell us it’s raining!!! She just let the “fellows” in for tea & crumpets, and my gosh, … look what happened! LOL

    • Pseudo August 11, 2017, 9:15 am

      All I can say is I am more inclined to side with your comment. This story just reads quite strange. I believe much has been left out.

      As to the few elected individuals who may read this column, why do I keep reading about so many repeat convicted felons being out of jail? America is becoming one big $&@);/? Cesspool.

    • Leighton Cavendish August 11, 2017, 10:52 am

      Did not say anything about the kids…

  • Tony August 11, 2017, 6:46 am

    One of many testimonials that should be heard……..thats right momma defend yours.

  • Mike August 11, 2017, 6:45 am

    Wow! That was a page right out of “the armed citizen”. She said the right things, “him or me” and he was in her house.

  • BobD August 11, 2017, 6:35 am

    Aimed a gun at a police officer in 2015 and he recently got out of jail? That is way wrong. He should be rotting in jail still, and why he was released is a slam against the system, but in this case there was a happy ending to his story.

    • John L August 11, 2017, 8:01 am

      That’s what jumped out at me as well. I’m no lawyer, but wouldn’t that be attempted murder? 2 years?

      • Rattlerjake August 12, 2017, 12:48 am

        Obviously you haven’t figured it out yet. Libturds insist on leniency for criminals because it produces more revenue. Every time these dirtbags commit a crime the tax payers foot ALL of the bills – police, legal fees/attorney, judge, bail, prison, healthcare, etc. A normally law abiding citizen is NOT a threat to society and will not be a repeat offender, so when they make a mistake they get the book thrown at them for petty crimes. Repeat offenders keep the dollars coming! That is also why they want to diarm law abiding citizens, so they have no means to eradicate these scum!

  • John August 11, 2017, 3:37 am

    Good for her! Taxpayer dollars saved for not having to feed and take care of the deceased scumbag.

  • ronnyc August 10, 2017, 11:51 pm

    Good for you girl. I so highly respect a woman who can use a gun and comes out on top of the situation like this. Too many times they don’t. On the other side of the coin. Not only did this idiot force himself into her life by breaking into her house uninvited and threatened her and her kids, but the inconsiderate jerk forced upon her an action that she has to remember the rest of her life.

  • Dilligaf August 10, 2017, 11:30 pm

    “It was either him or me and I wasn’t going, my kids weren’t going to get hurt and they weren’t going to see me get hurt” LOVE IT! Awesome job getting that scumbag out of this world!! It’s open season on home invaders!!!

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