Daughter Whose Dad Taught Her To Shoot Kills Intruder Charging Toward Her Bedroom

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It's the kind incident that makes you want to take everyone you love to the gun range for lessons: A woman -- we don't know her age -- is watching television upstairs a little before noon on Wednesday at her home, which isn't far from Camp Wisdom Road and Interstate 35. She heard the doorbell ring and looked outside, but she didn't recognize the two men.

Suddenly, they're kicking in her door, moving swiftly up the stairs and approaching her bedroom, according to the police affidavit. Luckily, her father taught her to shoot, he told The Dallas Morning News. She opened fire, striking one of them. They fled down the stairs and out into the yard. Isaiah Williams, 19, collapsed. Eric Ford, 47, kept running. When police arrived, she told them one of the men was wearing an orange shirt and ragged blue shorts. She said he was about 6 feet tall and skinny.

By 6 that evening, a call came into dispatch. Williams' family was holding Ford for police. They arrived at apartments on Fordham Road and Alsbury Street. An officer saw a man with a torn shirt and blue shorts. He said his name was Eric Ford. He said he'd been fighting with Williams' family.

Witnesses told police Ford said he'd been involved in a burglary gone bad, and that some "guy" had shot at them on the second floor of a house. In the process, he said his friend was killed.

The woman's father told a DMNreporter this wasn't their first break-in. "I just hate that she didn't get both of them."


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Anon
Anon

So instead of someone's plasma TV getting nicked... a man is dead.

 

To me, this seems like a *really bad* outcome.

 

If there hadn't been a gun around, those would-be thieves would probably have realised the house was occupied, and fled. That's exactly what happened one night when my house was burgled with my sister visiting, and sleeping in the sitting room downstairs. They woke her up - and ran.

heydidd
heydidd

What we have here is instant rehabilitaion of an evil person!  Excellent job, young Lady!

leftocenter
leftocenter

Everything isn't political.

 

A gun is useless for protection if it is not loaded and within reach.  This is problematic for households with children.  Like this woman, my dad taught me to shoot at a young age, and more importantly, taught me a healthy fear and respect for guns.  I kept mine locked away for many years because of young children. 

 

Common sense gun control...yes!

 

Common sense gun ownership...yes! yes!

 

Training and preparation...yes! (everything theposterformerly... said is true)

 

This story is all about responsible parenting, responsible gun ownership, and the right outcome.  It's not about liberals or conservatives...let's close that chasm once in a while. 

flittervickie
flittervickie

@MelissaTweets @Dallas_Observer COME IN MY HOUSE AND MY KID WILL SHOOT U 2!!

pak152
pak152

Where's Myrna?????

Bflyboy13
Bflyboy13

@American1st Great, This is what should happen with every break in, Shot them dead ! No Wasted money on Trail or Jail,

Elizabeth Alan
Elizabeth Alan

I know dad is relieved as he taught his daughter well.

ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul
ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul topcommenter

Remember children there are three very important lessons here today:

 

1) Seconds count when the police are minutes away.

2) Gun control means using both hands and hitting your target.

3) You must make the decision to be prepared to use deadly force before you are in that situation where you need to use deadly force.  You will not have time to think about it when the situation arises.

Mary Silla
Mary Silla

Good for her, and good for her pops.

David Hernandez Jr
David Hernandez Jr

At least this didn't turn into another story of a woman getting raped and murdered in another home invasion, good for her.

Aaron Watterson
Aaron Watterson

This is exactly why the scum are trying to our guns. Take away our guns,you take our right to defend ourselves. Good for that girl,one less dead asshole criminal scum gone. Anybody in government that want to take your guns are nothing but scum fucking thugs and try to come take my guns,you can have them one fucking bullet at a time...

Scott Morris
Scott Morris

Now THAT is what ya call gun control! Nice shooting, little lady.

TimP
TimP

So she, or the household, just had loaded guns sitting around? I don't understand. Being able to more or less handle a gun isn't the worst thing in the world. But capping down intruders within a matter of what, 30-120 seconds?, just seems unlikely to some degree.

Dave Ybanez
Dave Ybanez

And the anti-gun community says...........

CJ Dylan
CJ Dylan

BANG! BANG! / On the FLOOR, baby! / BANG! BANG! / On the FLOOOOR!!!

largebill68
largebill68

@Gabby_Hoffman Seeing scumbags with bullet holes in them deters other scumbags from B&E in states w/high gun ownership.

flyguy_sparky
flyguy_sparky

@Gabby_Hoffman @dallas_observer good for her!

DeniseBronsdon
DeniseBronsdon

@MelissaTweets @Dallas_Observer Father did excellent job!

ilikefacts
ilikefacts

I hope the one who was killed died before he had a chance to breed. Unfortunately, probably not.

AwDoodWTF
AwDoodWTF

@MelissaTweets @Dallas_Observer awesome! you go miss bad a$$ ... an dont even feel bad about it... but always remember... DOUBLE TAP!

eastxboy
eastxboy

@Dallas_Observer I bet their faces were priceless when the saw her standing at the top of the stairs holding a gun!! #OhShit

matthavener
matthavener

@Dallas_Observer they kickin in yo front doors so ya need to arm your kids, arm your wife, cause they robbing everyone out here

lady_smarts
lady_smarts

@MelissaTweets @Dallas_Observer I love a good shot

DCDude1776
DCDude1776

@MelissaTweets The dad's reaction was the best! "I just hate that she didn't get both of them"

Tim.Covington
Tim.Covington

I saw this yesterday. I really feel sorry for the young lady. Having to shoot someone is not an easy thing to deal with. How does she regain her feeling of security in her own home? The only thing that could have been worse is if she had not ran off these two.

Pistachio
Pistachio

 @Anon A "really bad" outcome would have been a woman being assaulted by two criminals.  You can't base the intentions of this break in by looking at the past behavior of those two men.  When burglars go straight for the second floor, as they did, they are looking for people, not household items to steal.  That girl was in danger and did something about it.  Good for her.  It's a shame she didn't get both of them.

ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul
ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul topcommenter

 @leftocenter I recommend a shotgun for home protection.  A 20 gauge with a 21 inch barrel loaded with 5 shells of 2/0 or 3/0 buck magnum shells is plenty of stopping power.

 

I recommend it for the following reasons:

 

1) You really don't have to aim it.  Just pointing in the general direction is good enough.

 

2) The shot won't go through a wall and injure/kill someone on the other side of the wall.  It will mess up the wall quite a bit though.

 

3) Your target is likely to be within 25 feet of you.

 

4) If you go through all 5 shells, you can grab hold of the muzzle and start swinging it like a bat.  If you really think that five shells are not enough, get a 12 gauge with a 9 shell magazine.

 

5) It is dark; an intruder is creeping into your house.  You do not want to turn on the lights.  Which is going to scare the intruder more: 1) A pistol hammer being cocked; or, 2) A shotgun being pumped?  By pumping a shotgun, you are telling the intruder that all he has to do is make a noise and he is stopped.

 

6)  Jamming the barrel hard to just below the base of the sternum will drop anyone to the ground.  If you do this, point the barrel up towards the heart and pull the trigger, you will vaporize the intruder's heart and lungs.  The intruder will then drop like a sack of potatoes.  Don't be alarmed by the blood spray from the intruder's mouth.

 

Any questions?

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

 @TimP also, you dont think 30 secs is reasonable time to pop a  clip in a gun and shoot for fucks sake, 

JFPO
JFPO

@AdultBabies Yes, clearly Anna and Myrna are in favor violence against women. This is remarkably stupid, even for you.

SugarAndSpice
SugarAndSpice

 @AdultBabies It may not say so in this article but one of the perps did have a gun. Police found it as well as their vehicle. This should be the norm. Maybe thugs will think twice before breaking into someone's home. 

 

Also same week a 12 yo OK girl shot and killed an intruder. Two lives saved because they protected themselves in their own homes. Kudos to them.

JM64
JM64

 @AdultBabies I would like to think your comment is 100% sarcasm, but I do not like to make assumptions based on too little context...

 

If you are being sarcastic, try to make it a bit more obvious for the rest of us, stop shouting.

elizabeth.alan
elizabeth.alan

 @Tim.Covington It is a sad story all the way around, no doubt. But if it were me or my child I would much rather have their therapy be about that of defending self and taking a life, then that of suffering and attending a wake. If there is a gun in the home then all are responsible for learning how to use it and above all else gun safety.

sboyd1947
sboyd1947

 @Tim.CovingtonProud of her bravery and skill.  She probably spared some other woman from assault and rape.  Glad Ford's been caught.  The libs will probably claim Ms. Shooter inticed them to kick in her front door so she could shoot them. 

 

EpicMale
EpicMale

 @ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul  @leftocenter

 Contrary to popular belief, a shotgun's pattern (even with a cylinder bore choke...which is an 'open' choke) is very tight across the average room.  So you better AIM well.  Shoot from the shoulder, not the hip.  At that distance, you do not need $2 per round 00 or 000 buckshot.  Any smaller, and much cheaper shot...5, 7.5, 8 at room ranges is quite devastating.  The lower mass of the individual pellets also reduces the chance of over penetration, and injuring a loved one in the next room.

JFPO
JFPO

@JM64 @AdultBabies This guy is an overt racist with multiple "handles" on UP. He's too stupid for sarcasm.

RTGolden1
RTGolden1 topcommenter

 @sboyd1947  @Tim.Covington This comment here clearly illustrates your true motives.  This is a story outside of politics, race, education or social position.  This is a story that can apply to anyone, from any side of the political spectrum, of any race, religion or income bracket.  It's not about liberal gun control agenda's or 'conservative' race hatred.  This is a story about a young lady who had to do something extreme to protect herself and her home.  If you truly cared about her, about the story, or about what the story means for all of us, you'd just leave it alone.  This story speaks for itself far more eloquently than you ever possibly could.

 

The only good thing to come of this:  Not even your barely cognizant of reality racial rantings can tarnish this woman or this story.

JFPO
JFPO

@sboyd1947 Let me make this simple for you: "Libs" are not in favor of thugs breaking into homes and raping women. You and "adult babies" should get a room already.

leftocenter
leftocenter

I actually considered and looked for a shotgun -- have some experience with them.  If I got one, it would be for the intimidating sound it makes.  Practically speaking, they are bulky and in close quarters retention is an issue.  Owning a gun for self-defense isn't for everyone, but it sure helps if some thoughtful consideration (not just about potential blood splatter patterns) goes into the choice of weapon and good training.

 

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