Broken Arrow woman shoots at home intruders

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. - A Broken Arrow woman took matters into her own hands after two men broke into her house on Friday morning.

The woman, who did not want to be identified, was alone at her house at around 9:30 A.M. when a man knocked on her door.

"I looked out the peep hole and I'd never seen this guy before," she said.

She did not say anything and did not open the door.

She heard another man's  voice and one of them mentioned something about her dog barking, which frightened her.

"So at the time I just went into my bedroom and got my gun," said recalled.

The woman walked around her house, but didn't see anything out of the ordinary.

After ten minutes, she assumed the coast was clear, but kept the gun in her holster.

"I just came back into my living room and sat down," she said.

Suddenly, she heard a noise on the porch.

"They kicked through the glass storm door and kicked through the front," she said.

One of the men had a gun, but she wasn't about to back down.

"I jumped up out of my chair and drew my weapon. He didn't have a chance to get any shots off. I shot three times," she said. "It happened so, so fast."

She doesn't believe she hit the men, but says they ran away quickly and sped off from the neighborhood in a 90s Ford model passenger vehicle.

The men are described as white men in their mid-20s standing about 5 feet 8 inches tall.

The homeowner said she purchased the gun a couple of weeks ago, and had been thinking what she would do if she ever had to use it.

"I just had a gut feeling that something like this was going to happen," she said.

Broken Arrow police said the woman's instincts likely saved her life.

The homeowner said if she had put her gun back up, or walked into another room, she wouldn't have had time to get to it.

"After today I guarantee my gun will be on me around the clock," she said.

She took a gun class recently and plans to go back to the range.

"I will continue to get a better shot. I won't miss next time," she said.

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