Teen Mom Shoots Intruder, Says 'Nothing More Dangerous Than a Woman With a Child'

Dan Evon

Sarah McKinley, a teenage mother in Oklahoma, shot and killed an intruder on New Year's Eve in order to protect her three-month-old baby.

ABC reports that when McKinley heard two men trying to break into her house she grabbed a pistol, a 12-gauge shotgun, her three-month-old child, and called 911.

McKinley asked the dispatcher:

"I've got two guns in my hand -- is it okay to shoot him if he comes in this door? I'm here by myself with my infant baby, can I please get a dispatcher out here immediately?"

When the two intruders entered the house, one charged at McKinley with a hunting knife. McKinley fired and killed the intruder. The other man fled the scene.

McKinley said:

"I wouldn't have done it, but it was my son... It's not an easy decision to make, but it was either going to be him or my son. And it wasn't going to be my son. There's nothing more dangerous than a woman with a child."

Huff said:

"You're allowed to shoot an unauthorized person that is in your home. The law provides you the remedy, and sanctions the use of deadly force."

Do you think Sarah McKinley's use of deadly force was justified? Is there anything more dangerous than a woman trying to protect her child?