12-Year-Old Girl Shoots Intruder During Home Invasion In Bryan County

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12-Year-Old Girl Shoots Intruder During Home Invasion In Bryan County

Posted: Oct 18, 2012 4:21 PM PDT Updated: Oct 19, 2012 6:21 AM PDT
By Chris McKinnon, News 9 - bio | email


The bullet hit the intruder, who deputies identified as 32-year-old Stacey Jones. He took off but did not get far before officers took him down.
BRYAN COUNTY, Oklahoma -

A 12-year-old girl took matters into her own hands during a home invasion in southeast Oklahoma.

It happened on Wednesday when the girl was home alone. She told police a stranger rang the doorbell, then went around to the back door and kicked it in. She called her mom, Debra St. Clair, who told her to get the family gun, hide in a closet and call 911.

That was when St. Clair dropped what she doing and raced home.

"I drove home at a really fast pace to try to get to her, and when I got here the police were already here. And they had the suspect," she said.

The during that time, the intruder made his way through the house. St. Clair's daughter told deputies the man came into the room where she was hiding and began to open up the closet door.

That was when the 12-year-old had to make a life-saving decision.

"And what we understand right now, he was turning the doorknob when she fired through the door," said the Bryan County Undersheriff Ken Golden.

The bullet hit the intruder, who deputies identified as 32-year-old Stacey Jones. He took off but did not get far before officers took him down.

"He was sitting down, the policemen had him apprehended at the end of the block. All I saw was some blood coming down his back. I'm not exactly sure where his injury was, but I saw some blood there," explained St. Clair.

Jones was taken to a Texas hospital by helicopter after the incident. An investigator on the case said Jones was released from the hospital Thursday and extradited to the Bryan County Jail.
The 12-year-old girl was not injured during the ordeal.
http://www.news9.com/story/19858704/12-year-old-girl-shoots-intruder-during-home-invasion

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She didn't check her target.
 

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Not too shabby.
A 12 year old girl can handle a pistol with a large enough caliber to penetrate a door through to the target and still do damage.

Smart mom, too. Instructing the kid to protect herself from a defensible position and call the Police.
 

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If the kid had actually shot the mom this would be all over the place.
 

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Sounds like she was aware the perpetrator was attempting to enter the closet to assault the her.
If the mom had shown up before the police, it would have been a different story -- unless she carries, too.
 

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The mom would have called out her kids' name when she got home. Good shoot, kiddo.

Maybe some range time is in order to instill more confidence in her abilities.