Is It Okay To Shoot Him

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Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 10:30am

Chilling 911 calls reveal moments before mother shoots burglars.

Oklahoma authorities have released a portion of the 911 call just before a Blanchard mother shot and killed an intruder.

Police say Sarah McKinley, 18, shot and killed Justin Martin, 24, after he entered her home Saturday.

The Grady County Sheriff's Office says McKinley called for help when Martin and another man were pounding on her door.

She was home alone with her baby.

McKinley told the dispatcher, "I've got two guns in my hand, is it OK to shoot him if he comes in this door?"

"Well you have to do whatever you can do to protect yourself. I can't tell you that you can do that. But you do what you have to do to protect your baby," said dispatcher Diane Graham.

Graham stayed on the phone with McKinley for a few minutes before transferring her to a dispatcher with Blanchard Police.

While on the phone with the scared mother, Graham asked, "Do you have like an alarm on your car that you can set off with your remote control that might scare him?"

Graham says she could tell McKinley was scared because she was whispering and didn't want the suspects to know she was on the phone.

Authorities say McKinley doesn't face any charges because it appears she was acting in self-defense.
 

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