Self-defense is Legal in Oklahoma

JusticeBut then I suspected that it was. Clerk in Fatal Oklahoma Pharmacy Shooting Won’t Be Charged.

Authorities say they will not bring charges against a former Walgreens clerk in Oklahoma who shot and killed a customer during a confrontation over photographs.

Tulsa police Sgt. Brandon Watkins told the Tulsa World that the former clerk’s actions were “pretty justifiable” in the shooting of 52-year-old William Adolf Hurley.

And what did the clerk get for legally defending himself? He was fired by Walgreens. Because they would rather have dead employees, than employees who can defend themselves. Or something.


Bad Guy Stopped By a Good Guy With a Gun

Oklahoma is a heavily armed state. Police: Would-be robber killed by Oklahoma pharmacy worker.

They don’t say, but when I hear a pharmacy is being robbed I’m thinking it’s for the painkillers.

Police say the worker who had a state-issued concealed carry license shot the suspect, fatally wounding him. They say a second person inside the store was grazed by a bullet that was fired from the suspect’s gun as he fell to the floor after being shot.

Yet another failure of the victim-selection process.

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.

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.