There’s nothing more powerful than a mother defending her child. This compelling story is a perfect example of this undeniable fact.
Sarah McKinley, an 18-year-old Oklahoma mom, was home alone with her 3-month-old son. Her husband had just passed away the week before from cancer. But the quiet atmosphere inside the house was suddenly broken when a man attempted to break into Sarah’s home.
Armed with a foot-long hunting knife, the man and his partner attempted to break down McKinley’s door. She quickly blocked it with her couch, grabbed her baby and fetched a 12-gauge shotgun, then rushed into the bedroom before calling 911.
“I’ve got two guns in my hand. I’m here by myself with my infant baby, can I please get a dispatcher out here immediately?” Is it OK to shoot him if he comes in this door?” Sarah asked the dispatcher.
“You have to do whatever you can do to protect yourself […] You do what you have to do to protect your baby,” dispatcher Diane Graham told her.
Seconds later, The man kicks down the door and charges against Sarah with a knife. She shot and killed him. The man was later identified as 24-year-old Justin Shane Martin.
After the incident, Sarah told reporters: “You have to make a choice, you or him. I chose my son over him.”
Watch the terrifying video below, including the actual 911 call as reported by MSNBC:
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