Yvesnande Bureau, 20, a Brooklyn department store clerk dubbed "Lady Goetz" for pulling an illegal pistol and shooting a would-be mugger, gave an impassioned speech on self-protection Thursday as she pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor weapons charge. She was sentenced to four consecutive weekends in jail and 100 hours of community service.
Police said Clint Smith, 24, tried to push his way into a car containing Ms. Bureau and her friend, Theresa Jackson, 19, last March in the Crown Heights section.
Ms. Bureau pulled her .22-caliber pistol and fired at Smith, grazing him on the head. He ran, but a few minutes later a black Volvo pulled up to the women's car and someone opened fire, fatally wounding Ms. Jackson.
After the attack, police arrested Ms. Bureau and charged her with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Smith, charged with trying to rob the two women, is being held in lieu of $75,000 bail and is awaiting trial. No one has been charged in Ms. Jackson's death.