The police were already on the way and the burglar could see that there was a gun pointing at him – however, he still managed to get himself shot.
“There’s a man in our house. We have gun,” a woman can be heard telling the 9-1-1 operator. She and her husband had just been awakened at 3:30am by the sound of an intruder rifling through their cabinets. She had grabbed a handgun from her dresser, loaded it in the dark, and then handed it to her military-trained husband.
“LAY DOWN!” her husband shouts at the burglar. “LAY DOWN!”
“I can’t, sir, I’ve got other work I gotta do,” the burglar replies. He’s frighteningly calm, considering his circumstances.
Instead of getting on the ground, the deranged invader kept walking around their house until he reached a door he couldn’t open. At that point, he turned around and started walking straight toward the man with the gun. That’s when the homeowner shot him in the chest.
The police arrived shortly thereafter. The invader, who has been identified as Jerrold Allery Jr., was taken to the hospital, treated for the wound, and subsequently arrested and charged with burglary.
“Their safety was obviously at risk,” said Sarah Jensen with the Norman Police Department, “and they felt like the only way to ensure their safety was to fire the handgun.”
You can listen to the recording and the news segment here if you’re interested: