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Teenage Mom shoots, kills intruder.

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Gunner3456, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    By KEVIN DOLAK and RYAN OWENS
    Jan. 4, 2011

    "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.

    Sarah McKinley says that a week earlier a man named Justin Martin dropped by on the day of her husband's funeral, claiming that he was a neighbor who wanted to say hello. The 18-year-old Oklahoma City area woman did not let him into her home that day.

    On New Year's Eve Martin returned with another man, Dustin Stewart, and this time was armed with a 12-inch hunting knife. The two soon began trying to break into McKinley's home.

    As one of the men was going from door to door outside her home trying to gain entry, McKinley called 911 and grabbed her 12-gauge shotgun.

    McKinley told ABC News Oklahoma City affiliate KOCO that she quickly got her 12 gauge, went into her bedroom and got a pistol, put the bottle in the baby's mouth and called 911.

    "I've got two guns in my hand -- is it okay to shoot him if he comes in this door?" the young mother asked the 911 dispatcher. "I'm here by myself with my infant baby, can I please get a dispatcher out here immediately?"

    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."

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  2. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    WTF... crazy, all around. Nice shooting, little lady.
     
  3. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    Justified? Well I would hope so. Kind of hard to argue this one. Curious to know if she used the pistol or the shotgun...
     
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  4. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    They said she used the shotgun, in the video
     
  5. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    I had hoped so. Thanks.
     
  6. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    Sarah Connor would be proud.
     
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  7. servingu

    servingu Vancouver (not BC) WA (not DC) Member

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    12-inch hunting knife VS 12 gauge.... nice job :)
     
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  8. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    21 minutes where the hell were the cops????? How long does it take to get to her house from the where ever the closest cop was hanging out?

    21 min is a very long time. It takes me 20-22 min to get to work 16 miles away. I pass through two towns and 12 miles of country road. I don't travel over 60mph to do it. At 80+ with lights and sirens I would assume you could clear 25 miles easy.
     
  9. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    When minutes count, the police are only hours away, LOL. I'd say she did OK for herself, and I never believe the police can get here soon enough in an emergency. I count on myself.

    But I don't know her location regarding police locations. I can't remember how many miles of road our sheriff's deputies have to cover, or how many patrol cars are out there, but I could see it taking that long if they are at other ends of the county.

    Lesson: Don't count on anyone but yourself.
     
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  10. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    For me the sheriff is 28 miles of twisty roads away. Takes about 20 minutes if they really hurry.
     
  11. Doubletap

    Doubletap Newberg Well-Known Member

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    Remember..when seconds count..the Police are only minutes away...
     
  12. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice of the dispatcher to skirt the standard idea of not giving legal advice by clarifying that she should do what she has to do to protect her baby. It is unfortunate that in today's society people have become litigious to the point you have to have a disclaimer on everything. I hope the perpetrator's family doesn't try to sue her for defending her child and her self - then again we are talking Oklahoma here, not San Francisco so I'm guessing her odds of winning against what should be a classified as a frivolous law suit are much better.

    On another note - from the video news clip it appears that the cops didn't take her double barrel as evidence in case the deceased's friends and family get an itch for retaliation.

    Seems odd to me that in the last few days I've seen several news stories of people justifiably shooting to defend themselves in similar situations. IIRC there was an 80 year old man who shot an intruder in the foot, a 14 year old who blasted one of two intruders with 00 buckshot and this 18 y/o mother all in 2 days time. I don't recall seeing this many self defense shootings getting neutral or positive coverage in the normal news sources in any given month over the last several years.

    Glad she and her son survived the incident without any physical harm and proof that you shouldn't bring a knife to a gun fight.
     
  13. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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  14. Garg

    Garg east of portland metro Hold my beer..... watch this Bronze Supporter

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    Good for her. Chalk up one for the good guys/gals!!
     
  15. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    oasis618 Tacoma, Wa Active Member

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    Good for her. Who knows what would have happened to her and her child had she not been prepared to defend herself and her baby.
     
  18. giddyupgo55

    giddyupgo55 Vernonia Active Member

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    Good for her. One less low life to deal with.
     
  19. Aero Denezol

    Aero Denezol Salem Active Member

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    I'm very happy she shot those animals. Good riddance.

    My lady knows how to shoot my nightstand gun just in case she's ever home alone and some XYY mongrel tries to break in.

    I'm not gonna lie though, the thought that people like that are running around preying on the weak & the wounded makes me stock up on ammo.
     
  20. sadiesassy

    sadiesassy Prescott Active Member

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    Brave Lady - thank God she knew how to use the shot gun - better than a pistol.

    "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."

    This surprised me. Is everyone afraid to say - "shoot him" . IS it because of liability?

    I wonder what would have happened if she held back because the police would not say it is OK?