Dana Lewis was approached by 3 men last Saturday night at her property in Muskogee, Oklahoma. The three crooks forced the woman into her own house and demanded her valuable possessions and cash.
But while the men were rummaging through her belongings, Lewis managed to escape and ran to her neighbor’s house for help. Kyle Ford fortunately was at home and when Lewis told him what was going on next door he grabbed his semi-automatic pistol and headed for his neighbor’s house.
By this time the 3 robbers were standing on the woman’s porch. Ford, with handgun in hand, demanded for the men to leave, but they refused. Ford cocked his pistol and one of the men began walking towards Ford saying, “What are you going to do?”
The crook was only a foot away when Ford pulled the trigger and struck the man in the chest. The three suspects then decided to flee the scene, including the man who had been shot.
But when police arrived on the scene they found the man who had been shot in a nearby alleyway. He was transported to the hospital but died the next morning from the single gunshot wound.
“It’s not something I ever wanted to have to do,” Ford said of how the incident ended.
Ford noted that the men were acting “erratically”, and seemed as if they might have been under the influence of drugs.
“I’ve asked God forgive me,” Ford said. “I feel justified. I don’t feel justified that the man died, but I felt justified in protecting myself and my family.”
Lewis, 46, was unable to provide a detailed description of her assailants, describing them only as white males in dark clothing. The other two suspects have not been located.
Local authorities are saying that all evidence is pointing to Ford using self-defense, but the DA will determine if it was justified.
Funny how the 3 men made no effort to leave the property when Ford told them to leave, but as soon as he fired a shot the 3 darted off into the night. There’s a reason they call it the great equalizer.