A break in at a southeastern Oklahoma City left one stabbed and another shot. However, between the attacker, the mother, and the 11 year old daughter, only the daughter was left unharmed. The daughter shot the man attacking her mother.
Police responded to a call around 4 a.m. from neighbors saying that they had heard a gun shot.
Oklahoma City police were called to a home at 3308 SE 89 and found Brandy Moreno, who said she was stabbed by her ex-boyfriend, Leo Henry.
Police said Henry broke into the house and began to attack Moreno until her daughter, Jayda Milsap, 11, shot Henry twice with a handgun. Henry tried to flee from the home after being shot and was found down the street, police said.
Moreno and Henry were both taken to OU Medical Center in serious condition, EMSA spokeswoman Lara O’Leary said. Hospital officials later said they could not confirm or report on the condition of either person.
Moreno’s neighbor, Carolyn Marsee, said she heard the shots fired by the girl early Wednesday.
“I think she’s a hero,” Marsee said.
The neighbor said Henry lived in the home with Moreno, her two children and his three children until last week when Moreno asked for a protective order against Henry.
In her request for a protective order, filed Sept. 18 in Cleveland County District Court, Moreno accused Henry of mistreating three of the children and said she was afraid Henry would hurt her and the children because she reported him to police.
“(Moreno) just showed the girl how to use the gun last week so she could protect herself,” Marsee said.
Evidence from the break-in, stabbing and shooting surrounded the home Wednesday afternoon as neighbors gathered to reflect on the incident.
Shattered glass from the home’s sliding door remained spread through the living room and on the porch, and a trail of blood led from the back of the home where, police said, Henry tried to flee.
“I’m really heartbroken,” said Emma Spence, Henry’s stepsister. “He is a top-notch guy; he’s never been violent. I never thought this would happen.”
Marsee said a loud boom woke her up about 4 a.m. and she knew something was wrong when she saw the broken front door at Moreno’s house and heard screaming.
The inside of the home shows a clear sign of a struggle with mattresses blocking doors and blood covering the floors, Marsee said.
“(The girl) did the right thing, I don’t care what anybody says,” Marsee said. “She saved her mother and her brothers and sisters.”
The children were taken into protective custody with the state Department of Human Services, police said.
Court records show that Henry was charged in 2013 in Oklahoma County District Court with a misdemeanor count of domestic abuse assault and battery. The case was dismissed in January, records show.
Court files also indicate that Moreno paid $217.50 in court fees at the resolution of the case NewsOK reports.