Crooks w/screwdrivers + woman w/gun = 1 dead, 1 wounded
Picking up the pieces
The victim of a home invasion fought off two attackers early Thursday by shooting both in the head, killing one, police said.
One of the intruders, Darreon Carter, 18, died in a Tulsa hospital. The other, Daniel Holman, 23, is in critical condition, police said…
Capt. Travis Yates said the woman was walking through a dark parking lot about 3:50 a.m. at the Brighton Park apartments in the 4800 block of South Darlington Avenue after a trip to a fast-food restaurant. As she opened her apartment’s door, the men demanded money and forced their way inside.
The woman initially cooperated, but when one intruder told her to undress, she pulled a snub-nosed revolver from her purse and shot him, police said.
A struggle for the gun broke out, and her boyfriend tried to help, police said.
Although she took blows to her head, the woman was able to shoot the other intruder. She fired five shots in all, Yates said.
“It seemed to be a courageous act, protecting their home and their life,” he said. “They were shaken up, but it was sort of impressive — they weren’t hysterical…”
Medics took both men to St. Francis Hospital, where Carter died. Holman remains in critical condition with bullet wounds to his head and stomach, police said.
We call this castle law in the Rockies. Your home is your castle. Attack at your own risk.