911 Call Released in Phoenix Home-Invasion Shooting

Police say the shooting was justified and the intruder pleaded guilty to burglary and assault charges.
1:34 | 09/04/14

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Now to a Phoenix woman's terrifying confrontation with a burglar in her own home caught on a 911 call and grabbed her gun before hiding away and turns out she may have needed it. ABC's Ryan Owens has the story. Can you please help me? Somebody is trying to get into my house. Reporter: That voice belongs to a Phoenix woman hiding in the bathroom of her home when police say 20-year-old Michael Louis breaks down her door. They just broke in. Reporter: Alone and afraid she can't afford to wait. They're coming in right now. Please, please, please. Reporter: Then the 911 call takes a more dramatic turn and officers say the intruder finds her hiding spot and starts beating her. Reporter: Until she shoots him. Ow. What was that? What was that? What was that? Did you -- Reporter: He can even be heard apologizing. Did you think you could beat me half to death? I'm sorry. I'm sorry. What did you come in my house for? I don't know. Reporter: Police say the shooting was perfectly justified. Louis pleaded guilty to burglary and assault charges. Don't get up or I'll shoot your -- Reporter: The 47-year-old widow says she's thankful her late husband taught her to use a gun. A lesson she believes may have saved her life. For "Good morning America," Ryan Owens, ABC news, Dallas.

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