On Wednesday, The Blaze brought you the incredigle story of Sarah McKinley, the teen mom who made national headlines after shooting and killing one of two armed intruders on New Year's Eve in an effort to protect herself and her infant son. She phoned 9-11 to report the break-in and to ask if she would be within her right to shoot the intruders. In the end, the brave single mother used 12-gauge shotgun.
The two men showed up at her house, reportedly armed with a hunting knife.
Now, the 18-year-old Oklahoma widow, whose husband tragically passed away on Christmas Day, has spoken out about the incident in an interview with Fox News' Shepard Smith.
Of the events that have transpired over the past few weeks, McKinley said “I’m in shock. None of it seems real, but I’m trying to deal with it best I can.”
Fox News Insider brings us the entire interview and further details:
McKinley described the scene to Shep saying she knew that it was imperative that she remain calm. She said, “The biggest thing you cannot do in a situation like that, you cannot panic. You have to hold yourself together and I knew that. I knew if I screamed, I would give my position away in the house and I wanted to see him first.”
McKinley said that when the intruders first began knocking on the door of her home, she grabbed her 12 gauge gun, pushed a couch in front of the door, and went into a bedroom with her baby. At that point, she says that she grabbed a pistol, worrying that the 12 gauge wouldn’t fire, as she’s only fired it twice before.
Shortly after she called 911 to report the crime, one of the two intruders busted down the door. When he broke into the home, McKinley saw something shiny in his hand, which she believed to be a pistol. It was, in fact, a hunting knife. The intruder closed the door behind him and when he moved as if to come at McKinley, she fired. He fell over the couch, and his accomplice called 911 to report the shooting.
Police have announced that McKinley will not be charged with any crime.