Skip to comments.Oklahoma Woman Shoots and Kills Intruder
Posted on 12/07/2009 3:45:59 AM PST by TornadoAlley3
At 12:30 Donna Jackson woke up to her dog barking like someone was in her backyard. She went to to her backdoor and sure enough she was face to face with a man trying to break in.
Oh hes getting ready to break the window, said Jackson to the dispatcher.
Jackson immediately went and got her shotgun, hoping an officer would get there so she didnt have to use it.
But the man trying to break in had other plans, he then grabbed some patio furniture and broke the back door.
Dear god hurry. I havent shot yet. Hurry, said Jackson.
Can you get oh my god. Maam, do you have a cordless phone, said the dispatcher.
I shot him, said Jackson.
Jackson shot Billy Dean Riley right in the chest, killing him instantly.
The shooting is being investigated as a homicide but the sheriff says Jackson did what she had to do.
This was nothing more than a home invasion and Mrs. Jackson was defending herself, said Lincoln County Sheriff Charles Mangion.
Heres the loooooong 911 call that was released to the public:
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Good job, Donna!
Unless the police are right next door there is no way they can protect people in a case like this.
A gun can. Buy one. Learn how to use it.
Yeah, she was on the phone with 911 for about 10 min. before she had to use deadly force!
God bless this Sooner....I know she will feel bad about taking out this total idiot....but it was the right move....
I would bring charges against the Sheriff's office for this were I in charge in this state. This is to be investigated for what it is...a home invasion by a potential murderer, not homicide on the part of the homeownere.
I heard the 911 call on FOX. She told the operator she would shoot if she had to. You could hear the intruder banging during the call. You hear ONE shot. The outcome really upset her when she thought she killed the intruder. Maybe she underestimated her accuracy. Turns out he had a long history of drug and alcohol abuse.
I support the death penalty for home invasion, and I am not particular about how it is carried out...
This woman showed remarkable restraint, but did what she had to do.
They played part of the call on Fox this a.m. The anguish in that poor woman’s voice after she shot him made me cry for her.
She held it together until the police arrived. Surely she will play these events over and over in her mind, but she truly had no choice. If she had held off, she would have been dead ten minutes by the time the police got there.
One less Obama voter! Good job Donna! We more like you! The jails are full, and today’s entitlement society’s criminals are emboldened. Start giving these parasites dirt naps and restore order! It saves lives, and saves taxpayer money!
An investigation probably means a perfunctory autopsy in which the coroner will rule "yup, dead by lead poisoning."
Solid shoot. I hope she recovers.
Exactly!! 10 min is an eternity in a case like this...Thank God this woman owned a gun and knew how to use it..
A good American, in my book!
I have not heard anyone ask why it took local LEO 10+ minutes to arrive at the scene.
I used to live just south of the Lincoln Co., OK line, and you have to remember this is rural area, so I can understand why it might have taken the sheriff’s office that long to arrive.
It also helps to remember that Oklahom is a red state where common sense still rules for the most part and the sheriff is not going to fault this woman for doing what she had to do to protect herself. (Boy is that a run-on sentence or what? LOL)
I kinda liked the term "Graveyard dead"...
Good guys: 1
Bad guys: 0
We in civilized society thank you.
I'm here to protect myself and I WILL DO it any way I have to.
What an incredible woman, my heart just broke for her after she killed him. One of the bad things about having the Pyrs locked up with the goats is that they couldn’t get to the guy, they would have made short work of him had they been able.
I live in a rural area in my county in OK, about 20 minutes is the wait time for police to arrive. We have county and city police, if you live outside of city limits it is county police that respond, I know of no neighbors in my area that do not own guns.
Oklahoma is big. There are lots of places that are not going to have a police officer within 20 miles or so.
People who believe that cops exist to protect them, are deluded. Cops exist to protect the interests of the state not the people. They protect the people the extent necessary to prevent them from stampeding or otherwise disturbing the existing order (and the revenues of the state).
When seconds count, help is only minutes away. Lock and load.
But the man trying to break in had other plans, he then
grabbed some patio furniture and broke the back door.
Never bring patio furniture to a shotgun fight.
I have not heard anyone ask why it took local LEO 10+ minutes to
arrive at the scene.
A number of other posters have given the best answer: rural areas.
Not that crime is rampant in rural OK. But it’s just that many Okies
keep what anti-gunners would call an arsenal at home/farm.
And they know how to use them.
Also Oklahoma has a “castle doctrine” that really backs up the homeowner
that uses deadly force when their house is broken into.
I’m now in Missouri and happy we now have “castle doctrine” as well.
One guy blew away two thugs that busted into his apartment maybe a
week after the law went into effect. Justificed shooting; no charges.
All killings need to be investigated or we could overlook cases of murder. It sucks that a criminal can put you into the position of being investigated, but that’s life. Better that than dead.
What we need are strong laws on the books positively protecting obvious cases of self-defense from actual prosecution. IOW, there needs to be strong evidence questioning the claim of self-defense before the shooter can even be arrested. If no such evidence is found, then there should be an official ruling of self-defense that legally protects the shooter from criminal or civil action.
It must've seemed like an eternity to her, and to be so isolated from the help she so desperately pleaded for. Thank goodness she had the means to and will to protect herself.
I prefer it as an alternative to "dead as a doornail".
Thanks for the explanation. That clears it up.
So much for the accusation that gun owners are trigger-happy vigilantes just looking for a chance to take potshots at someone. On the contrary, she hesitated until the very last second. I’m reminded of that Texas newscaster, killed in her own bed by an intruder. If only she had had the means to kill or halt the man who brutalized her.
Are you thinking of Ann Pressley (sp?)...that was here in Arkansas.
Yes, it was Anne Pressly. Even the murderer’s DNA found on the scene couldn’t trump his “retardation” defense, so he gets to live. Yet he wasn’t too retarded to target her neighborhood, break in, and literally beat her to a pulp. These monsters need to be just go ahead and be put out of their misery. I hope this woman in OK will see herself as someone other than a killer. Maybe she prevented herself or another woman from being brutalized.
Poor fellow! Did Donna ever consider maybe he just wanted to borrow a cup of sugar?
Did you listen to the audio? Wow, she is one tough, smart cookie. I know it’s got to be hard for her, but she did a wonderful job. Look how long it took the police!
I guess this guy was one of those rogue ACORN census employees.
I don't think I would have had her restraint. When every one of those seconds and minutes seemed like an eternity, she showed calm and patience (compared to what my reaction would be).
I think I would've just gotten it over with..probably after the first three minutes. I just don't think my ticker could sustain an adrenaline rush that long.
She was definitely good throughout—assertive with the 911 person too. Not rude, but assertive. Call me a fan.
A shotgun blast to the chest can ruin your day.
Half hour call, well I’ll have to listen later, wonder what would’ve happnened to her if she didn’t have a shotgun. In some places I think it’s illegal to own one.
Definitely listen to it. Of course, we’ll never know what could have happened. It could have been a case of some drunk guy at the wrong house but obviously he had a record from the photo. It would be interesting to know what his record was to get some clues. Sorry for the victim that she was put in that position, but glad she was so smart and relatively calm about it. She was emotional at the end understandably, but considering everything she handled the whole thing very well. What a gal!
MEGA DITTOS -— BUMP TO THE TOP — PASS IT ON -—
GOD BLESS YOU DONNA, BTW, no need to ask God for forgiveness.. you were doing His work.. Not only were the angels... (and the shotgun) there to protect you... in fact all the angels in heaven were REJOICING as you carried out the Lord’s work !!
I read and listened to the story...now I know why I got rid of the guns...I could never have pulled the trigger...I guess I could run away or lock doors etc, but I couldn’t do it.
Good for her!
what choice did she have...from what i hear break ins while people are at home are on the rise...better be prepared.
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