Self-defense Is Legal in Oklahoma

But then I thought it was. You could also file this under “A failure of the victim-selection process.” Police identify man killed in apparent self-defense shooting outside midtown Walgreens.

A woman and a juvenile were sitting in a parked car at Walgreens, when a “verbal confrontation” began.

[Capt. Shellie] Seibert said Stites walked away, threw down the scooter and returned to the car with a knife. The juvenile inside the car grabbed a gun, accidentally shooting himself in the hand in the process, and shot Stites multiple times, Seibert said.

The woman drove to the hospital where they are cooperating in the investigation.

Homicide Sgt. Brandon Watkins said before 1 a.m. detectives had not determined whether any charges would be pursued. The shooting was most likely done in self-defense, he said.

While the investigation is ongoing, self-defense remains a human-right.


Relatives of Dead People Still Don’t Like Self-defense

JusticeThey never do. No Charges Filed In Deadly Shooting In OKC, Victim’s Family Speaks Out.

The family just wants revenge.

“Why is there no trial? How come we’re not even trying to get justice for my brother? I don’t care about money. I don’t care about any of that. I just want this guy in jail,” Kevin said.

And of course the dead guy was “very respectful.” He’s shown in pictures fishing, and being an all-around American boy next door.

The DA on the other hand, has a different set of concerns.

Prosecutors say the evidence suggests Chappell shot in self-defense.

And there it is. Facts. But this is the 21st Century, and facts are a 20th (or even 19th) Century concern. Today it is all about feelings.

Despite your feelings, self-defense is a human-right, and in Oklahoma, it is also your legal-right.

He Suffered a Breakdown of the Victim-selection Process

He thought attacking a woman out in the open would be a good idea. He was wrong. Tulsa police investigating year’s 15th homicide; man fatally shot during altercation with woman in south Tulsa.

Ritter said officers learned based on the store’s surveillance video footage that the woman and a friend were walking from the store to her apartment when the man attacked her.

The footage shows the two struggling on the side of the roadway and the man falling to the ground, which is when police think she shot him, Ritter said.

They ran to her apartment and called police. The guy who got shot died in a local hospital.

Other articles are calling it self-defense, but provided fewer details. One Tulsa news organization is even confused about the difference between attackers who, get shot, people defending themselves, and who in that scenario can realistically be portrayed as a victim.

It Was Off-campus Student Housing. Bet There Was a Gun-ban

Oh, and neighbors/students are shocked. “It was scary,” Nerves rattled for residents at Langston University apartment complex after double shooting.

Langston University police and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation are investigating a double shooting that sent two people to the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds.

It happened around 1 a.m. Thursday at an apartment complex owned by Langston University just off the campus.

Police think there were 4 suspects. 2 people had to be flown to a trauma center with multiple gunshot wounds. This riled up the campus because they didn’t know they live in The Real World™.

“I can’t believe this. I’m totally in shock,” Letina Mcleod, who also lives at the complex, said.

There is more of that.

Grandson Tries to Kill Grandfather – Epic Fail

Old doesn’t mean “easy target.” Bodycam: Man shot in chest after barging into Tuttle home to kill grandfather.

Police learned that around 8:45 a.m. Sunday, Williams drove up to a home on Star Drive near Sky Lane and barged in when the homeowner opened the door. The homeowner, who is Williams’ estranged grandfather, grabbed a pistol and opened fire, hitting Williams in the chest.

Williams had told the officer he went to the house to kill his grandfather. The grandfather reported that his grandson said during the break-in that he planned on killing him.

The grandson got taken to hospital in critical condition. Oklahoma has a “Castle Doctrine” or “Make My Day” law, so the cops are not in the habit of prosecuting self-defense. Which is a human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

Update on a Self-defense Story

The story I covered yesterday, about the 3 armed miscreants who kicked open a door only to find an armed homeowner. Police arrest suspect in Broken Arrow home invasion burglary.

Broken Arrow police arrested 20-year-old Zackary Mosley on Friday in connection to a first degree burglary

Police are still searching for the other 2.

The security video – in which the 3 run like rabbits – as at the link above. For the details on the case see my original post.