Oklahoma Woman Shoots, Kills Home Invader


An Oklahoma woman shot and killed an intruder in her home on New Year’s Eve while trying to protect her baby. Sarah McKinley said that two men armed with a 12-inch knife tried to gain entry into her home.As they went to the various doors outside her home, she grabbed her 12-gauge shotgun and headed to the bedroom where she also had her pistol stashed, and called 911.

Sarah McKinley Shot and Killed her Attacker

“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 she had locked the doors to her home 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 the man kicked in the door, came after her with the knife, the teen mom shot, and killed the 24-year-old. Police are calling the shooting justified.

“You’re allowed to shoot an unauthorized person that is in your home. The law provides you the remedy, and sanctions the use of deadly force,” Det. Dan Huff of the Blanchard police said.

Interestingly, she was home alone because her husband had just died of cancer on Christmas day. McKinley later remarked that there is nothing more dangerous than a woman protecting her child. Nice shooting Sarah.

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Comments (9)

  1. Once attackers are shot and killed as in this case anyone know what the repeat offender rate is 🙂

    I’m not as hard core as some of the old timers that used to say that you could only take their gun from their cold dead hands as I’ve mellowed out in my old age as I’ll agree that you can take my gun from my warm dead hand also!

  2. What an awesome story! I agree, it would be too easy for them to stick her with a pre-meditated murder rap… If they’re stupid enough to keep coming after they hear the shotgun cock, they deserve everything they get!

  3. Did you notice the trained response of the 911 dispatcher? ““I can’t tell you that you can do that…”
    Bottom line is if you have to shoot an intruder, your call to 911 should be along the line of, “I’ve just been attacked,,,send the police to ‘whatever your address is'” and then hang up and don’t answer when they call back.

  4. Great job,Sarah!!!!!!! You had every right to do what you did…..I am proud that you protected your baby and yourself…..The 2nd Am. is alive and well!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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