Woman shoots, kills ex-boyfriend after he breaks into her home

Woman shoots, kills ex-boyfriend after he breaks into her home
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A man from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma made a fatal mistake this past weekend when he tried to break into his ex-girlfriend’s home, according to police.

Authorities say 23-year old Boyd Jones got into an argument with the woman the night before, but had left the residence several hours earlier. Around 4 a.m. Sunday morning, however, Boyd returned to the home and tried to get inside.

“She was not expecting him. And when he did arrive and broke into the residence through the window, she was alarmed and that’s when he had began physically attacking her and yelling at her,” said John Brown, Deputy Chief for the Yukon Police Department. “He was physically attacking her with his hands and had thrown her to the ground a couple of times.”

Police say that’s when the woman was able to draw her handgun. She fired at least one round, hitting Boyd in the stomach. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital a short time later.

“It’s always tragic when someone passes away or is killed, especially in this type of situation. But we also understand that in this event, the homeowner she was able to properly defend herself,” said Brown. “We don’t know what his intentions were, but we also understand that he physically broke into the house. And any type of situation like that, that’s not normal type of behavior – and in her own residence, she has the right to protect herself. We do understand that she exercised her defense mechanisms in order to save herself.”

We might not know all of his intentions, but we know that he not only broke into the woman’s home but proceeded to physically assault her as well. Do we know whether or not he was intentionally trying to kill her? Nope, but he wasn’t there to surprise her with breakfast in bed, and she had every reason to legitimately fear for her life once he broke in through a window and started attacking her.

The case will be reviewed by the local D.A., but given the statement by Yukon’s deputy chief, it’s clear that all of the evidence points towards this being a justifiable use of force on the part of the woman.

While we often think about having to protect ourselves from strangers, often defensive gun uses involve self-defense against a known assailant. That’s the case here, but it’s also apparently the case in Denham Springs, Louisiana, where a man was shot and killed early Monday morning after breaking into another man’s home while armed.

A man told the sheriff’s office to defend himself when he saw an intruder in his house with a gun, officials say. It turns out the two men knew each other, they said.

“Be careful before you unlawfully enter a home in Livingston Parish. You never know what is waiting for you on the other side of the door,” Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard told WAFB.

… As of Monday night, the suspected intruder’s injuries are non-life-threatening. The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office says the suspect will be charged when he’s released from the hospital.

The homeowner, meanwhile, isn’t expected to face any charges at all.

The best outcome in both of these situations would have been for these two creeps to stay out of other people’s homes., but unfortunately, we can’t control the actions of others, only ourselves. Thankfully, these citizens had the means and the will to protect and defend their lives from their attackers, and are alive today because they chose to exercise their 2A right to armed self-defense.