The woman called 911 before just blasting away, and remained in contact with the dispatcher so as to coordinate her actions with police officers actions, so as not to be a danger to law enforcement. There were two intruders, one of whom she recognized as a known stalker, so she clearly identified that these WERE intruders. The man she shot was armed with a lethal weapon. She tried to avoid the confrontation.
She did not apparently feel the need to carry every moment of the day to be safe.
From the Tulsa World news:
Blanchard woman shoots, kills intruder
Blanchard police responded to a home invasion Saturday. Chief Walt Thompson said Justin Shane Martin, 24, of Blanchard, was shot and killed after breaking into a home. A second intruder fled the scene was later surrendered to officers.
Published: 1/2/2012 10:16 AM
Last Modified: 1/2/2012 10:16 AM
BLANCHARD – An 18-year-old woman shot and killed an intruder Saturday after the man forced his way into her home and was carrying a weapon, police said.Blanchard Police Chief Walt Thompson said Sarah Dawn McKinley was at home with her 3-month-old son when the home invasion occurred about 2 p.m. Saturday. He said Justin Shane Martin, 24, of Blanchard, entered through the front door and was shot by McKinley in the upper torso.
Officers arrived at the home at 2227 County Road 1280 and found Martin slumped over a sofa with a single gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
Thompson said another man, identified as Dustin Louis Stewart, 29, of Blanchard, was about to enter the home with Martin when he heard the gunshot. Stewart ran from the scene and later surrendered to officers at the Blanchard Police Department, he said.
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