More on the Shooting in Oklahoma

I often wonder what the Brits think when they see a story like this. ‘He brought it on himself, I have no sympathy’: Homeowner in Oklahoma fatally shoots an intruder five years after he shot ANOTHER would-be burglar who survived.

Mostly the new info is a statement from the homeowner who shot an intruder.

He brought this on himself, I have no sympathy.

There’s quite a bit more. A description of the events leading up to the shooting. And more on the shooting from 5 years ago.

The cops also had a bit to say about self-defense.

Captain [Karen] Tipler said: ‘If they (residents) feel that there is a danger to themselves or someone else who may be in the home from an intruder, then, yes, they are within their legal rights to defend themselves within their home’.

For my original post on this incident, see this link.


An Epic Failure of the Victim-selection Process

Who says lightning doesn’t strike twice? Police: Tulsa Homeowner Fatally Shoots Intruder.

Guy hears someone breaking into his home at 9 AM through a bathroom window. Confronts and ends up shooting the miscreant. Oklahoma has a pretty straight forward version of the Castle Doctrine.

The epic failure part of the equation? You could file this under, “Those who are ignorant of history…”

Police say there was a similar shooting at the same location in October 2013.

In the 2013 incident, detectives say the same homeowner [SNIP] shot an intruder who survived.

Oh, and neighbors are shocked scared to discover that they live in the Real World™ where crime can, and sometimes does, happen.

Self-defense is a human-right. Though the investigation is continuing.

Good Guys 5, Bad Guys 0

How would you handle a home invasion that was 5 against 1 without a firearm? Broken Arrow Homeowner Shoots Suspected Burglar, Police Say.

Five people are in jail after Broken Arrow police say a group of intruders tried breaking into a home. But, the homeowner shot one of them.

The investigation continues. Self-defense is a human-right.

The “How Dare You Live Without Me” Attitude Got Him Killed

And since Oklahoma has a “Make My Day” law, this will likely be ruled justified. TPD: Woman shoots ex-boyfriend who forced his way into her home.

The homeowner told officers her ex-boyfriend knocked on her front door. When she opened it, he pushed his way inside her house.

The woman told police he physically assaulted her, so she grabbed her pistol and shot him.

He is in a local hospital. He will have to answer some tough questions when the doctors are done with him.

Self-defense is a human-right.

If You Break Into Homes…

You will eventually run into an armed homeowner. What happens next will not surprise anyone. Police: Homeowner shoots burglary suspect in Nichols Hills.

So it seems this guy was breaking into cars and possibly homes as well.

“We believe the suspect was confronted by a homeowner, some type of altercation took place. Suspect was shot at least one time,” [Nichols Hills Police Chief Steve] Cox said. “While officers in the area were looking for the suspect, it was determined we started getting several calls of other residences and autos being broken into.”

Cops found the guy doing the breaking in, and they took him to a local hospital. He will be moved to the county jail as soon as the doctors are through with him.

Self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

An Uninvited Guest

He should have left, when they asked nicely. EPD: Man critical after being shot by homeowner.

The [911] caller said the homeowners woke up to a man in their house sitting at their kitchen table, at which time they asked the man to leave their residence.

The homeowners told police the man walked outside and then around their house, looking in windows, and at which time one of the homeowners went outside with a pistol and again asked the man to leave.

He didn’t leave, instead he rushed the guy with the gun. Two shots were fired, and the uninvited guest was hit once. He was taken to a local hospital, and then to Oklahoma University Medical Center.

Self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

He Was Told To Not Come Back. He Came Back

Some people just can’t take a hint about being the EX-boyfriend. Man shoots daughter’s ex-boyfriend during alleged home invasion, police say.

Tulsa Police Sgt. Kurt Dodd said the father opened fire after the ex-boyfriend forced his way into the family’s home at about 4:35 p.m. in the 2300 block of South College Avenue. The man, whose named wasn’t released but is believed to be in his 20s, was struck twice in the chest.

He had been in a relationship with the daughter. She broke it off, and he was told to stay away. She didn’t live at her parents home but was visiting. They also had out-of-town guests who were avoiding Hurricane Florence.

According to police, the ex-boyfriend was told not to come back to the house but returned Wednesday afternoon and began beating on the front door. He then reportedly moved to the other side of the house and started beating on the back door before apparently breaking the latch to the garage and forcing his way inside the residence.

The father shot the man with a handgun during a confrontation inside the home.

The shooting is being investigated as self-defense.

Oklahoma has a “Stand Your Ground” law. (Actually I think it is called “Make My Day,” but I’m not 100% sure.) In any event, if you break into a home in Oklahoma, you should not be surprised about what happens.

The guy with the 2 gunshot wounds is in “emergent” condition. Which means serious or critical.

Self-defense is a Human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.