Oklahoma

Smart thinking and a firearm save the day

Another example of where smart thinking and a firearm save the day. Be educated and prepared!

A 12-year-old girl took matters into her own hands during a home invasion in southeast Oklahoma.

It happened on Wednesday when the girl was home alone. She told police a stranger rang the doorbell, then went around to the back door and kicked it in. She called her mom, Debra St. Clair, who told her to get the family gun, hide in a closet and call 911.

That was when St. Clair dropped what she was doing and raced home.

“I drove home at a really fast pace to try to get to her, and when I got here the police were already here. And they had the suspect,” she said.

During that time, the intruder made his way through the house. St. Clair’s daughter told deputies the man came into the room where she was hiding and began to open up the closet door. That was when the 12 year old had to make a life-saving decision.

“And what we understand right now, he was turning the doorknob when she fired through the door,” said the Bryan County Undersheriff Ken Golden.

The bullet hit the intruder, who deputies identified as 32-year-old Stacey Jones. He took off but did not get far before officers took him down.

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The other day I blogged about Sarah McKinley who shot and killed an intruder at her home. In an interesting twist the accomplice of the dead attacker is now being charged with his murder.

The¬†young Oklahoma mother who shot and killed an intruder¬†to protect her 3-month-old son on New Year’s Eve will not face criminal charges.

Prosecutors have instead charged the intruder’s alleged accomplice, 29-year-old Dustin Stewart, with first-degree murder in the death of his friend, Justin Shane Martin, 24.

Police said the two men broke into 18-year-old Sarah McKinley’s mobile home in Blanchard, Okla., the evening of Dec. 31, while the young widow was home with her baby. McKinley’s husband had died the week before, on Christmas Day, of lung cancer.

A good law

A¬†young Oklahoma mother shot and killed an intruder to protect her 3-month-old baby on New Year’s Eve, less than a week after the baby’s father died of cancer.

The 911 dispatcher confirmed with McKinley that the doors to her home were locked as she asked again if it was okay to shoot the intruder if he were to come through her door.

“I can’t tell you that you can do that but you do what you have to do to protect your baby,” the dispatcher told her. McKinley was on the phone with 911 for a total of 21 minutes.

When Martin kicked in the door and came after her with the knife, the teen mom shot and killed the 24-year-old. Police are calling the shooting justified.

“You’re allowed to shoot an unauthorized person that is in your home. The law provides you the remedy, and sanctions the use of deadly force,” Det. Dan Huff of the Blanchard police said.

One can only imagine what would have happened if she had not been armed. Of course our civil liberties crim huggers int his country would say the young man was only trying to have a wee chat with the lass.

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