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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A woman is not facing charges after police say she shot her alleged abusive ex-boyfriend during an attack.

The ex-boyfriend is in critical condition.

“He beat me twice. Three times, it’s a wrap. I don’t want to go through that no more,” said Moody.

Police say the 23-year-old was walking out her apartment early Saturday morning when her ex-boyfriend rushed into the home and assaulted her. Moody grabbed her gun and shot him in self-defense.

The two wrestled for the weapon, before the ex-boyfriend ran off with it , hopped in a truck, and drove off with another woman.

“It’s time for men to stop putting their hands on women,” said Moody.

She’s hoping her story inspires other women to get out of domestic violence situations, where here in the Mid-South the numbers are alarming.

Just last month, we saw five shootings stemming from domestic violence. Two were murder-suicides.

“They are afraid of the men, you shouldn`t be afraid baby,” said Moody.

The shooting remains under investigation.