A 22-year-old Detroit man is dead after he failed to stop attempting to break in an Ohio home with metal bars on the windows. He was subsequently shot and killed by the female homeowner.
A 46-year-old Ohio woman, who did not wish to be identified, had recently put metal bars on her windows on the first floor of her home in order to keep intruders out. The bars were an option she had installed due to a previous break-in, in which someone pried open her rear kitchen window open and disabled her alarm by knocking it off the wall. The thief was able to make off with a safe, ten pairs of shoes and two flat screen televisions.
However, her second floor windows remained vulnerable.
On Wednesday evening, just after 3am, 22-year-old DeBrandon Jurrod Dickerson attempted to get into the house through the windows with bars on them. He broke the glass of the window, but was unable to enter. Upon failing to get inside, he scaled one of the pillars of the woman’s home and onto the roof where he proceeded to break the glass of one of the windows and enter the house.
The woman called 911 upon hearing Dickerson attempting to break-in through the first floor window. She then grabbed her gun and hid in her bathroom.
As Dickerson came through the window. He then approached the woman, who shot him in the chest.
Dickerson then fled from the house, jumping off the roof and fleeing down the street before collapsing and dying just blocks from the house, near where he was living with his cousin. He left a trail of blood that was easily followed by police. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
This was not the 46-year-old’s first shooting of thugs attempting to break-in her home. According to Dayton Daily News, “The same female victim, whose name police did not release, also shot and wounded a juvenile who kicked in her back door in June 2013, according to police reports and her brother, 54-year-old Efrim Goldsmith.”
She also had break-ins in 2004 and 2008.
By the way, this woman is packing a Ruger .38 special. Don’t mess with her thugs!
Ohio has a Castle Doctrine, which protects homeowners who defend themselves with deadly force in their homes, cars or vehicles of immediate family members. They do not have to retreat.