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http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/artic...0_TURLEY322310\

Intruder who was shot, killed by Tulsa County homeowner identified

TURLEY — A homeowner shot and killed a burglar Thursday night when the man threatened him with a sword, sheriff’s officials said.

The burglar who was shot at 6017 N. Owasso Ave. was identified as Billy Jean Tiffey III, 19, Tulsa County Sheriff’s Sgt. Shannon Clark said.

The homeowner, Michael Lish, and his wife arrived home about 10 p.m. to find the back door ajar and a window open, spokesman Clark said.

As Lish, who had a concealed-weapon permit, searched the house, an intruder wearing all-black clothing confronted him while wielding a sword.

The intruder made a threatening statement and walked toward Lish, so Lish ordered him to stop, Clark said. As the intruder continued to walk toward him, Lish fired one shot, striking Tiffey in the abdomen.

Tiffey dropped to his knees and reached behind his back, appearing to the homeowner as if he was reaching for another weapon, the investigation showed. Lish then fired a second and third shot, striking Tiffey in the chest area, killing him, Clark said.

Investigators found that Tiffey was also carrying a .38-caliber pistol, the homeowner’s 9 mm pistol, a knife and a stun gun.

Authorities interviewed the residents, and no arrests were made, Clark said. The case will be sent to the Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office for further review.

Under Oklahoma’s “Make My Day” law, a person can use force — including deadly force — to defend his or her home.

Tiffey has a previous criminal record and had been on probation since Feb. 24 on counts of unlawful possession of a controlled drug and possession of paraphernalia, court records show.

He was arrested again Feb. 28 and then charged March 8 with driving under the influence and driving under suspension, court records show.
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They call their law " MAKE MY DAY" law -- interesting!!
 

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Well, considering he also had his wife right there to defend too, he took just a tad longer to finish the job than I would have...I'm just glad the BG was the only one that went down, and the owners were not injured.
 

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That is a crazy ordeal that could have turned bad real quick. Glad he was able to protect his and his family's life.

Make My Day Law does sound cooler than Castle Law
 

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I really like the sound of "CASTLE DOCTRINE!" It makes a statement to me about the true intention of the law. Kings are the protectors inside their kingdom, but not outside of it. If I am the "King of my Castle" ( which my wife hates when I say that to her!), then I have the right and responsibilty to protect it!
 

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i'll stop when my life is no longer in danger, and it'll be queen of the castle when im not it my parents house. for now im the princess with a gun or two :smile:
 

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I say shoot until you feel the need to quit, but I have heard of cases where people got in trouble for shooting/cutting too much.
 

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Shoot until threat is neutralized or you run out of ammo, whichever comes first!
 

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Details, Details....

I agree....shoot till the threat is over..whatever that takes....

Officer, that bad guy right there was going to do bodily harm to my wife and children.

tell the police I will speak to you AFTER I confer with my lawyer and not until....then SHUT UP!

The aftermath can be almost as bad as the original incident...More than likely, You will be too stressed to think clearly.
 

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I'll shoot till I feel like the threat is over. Be it a 30rd ar/ak mag or a 5 shot j-frame. If it's not over after I'm done shooting I'm running.
 

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I'm thinking that the perp skipped through the "how ninjas deal with abdominal and thoracic bullet wounds" section of his "How to Be An Effective Mall Ninja" DVD. Pays to watch those videos thoroughly...
 

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This is what really grips me --

"Tiffey has a previous criminal record and had been on probation since Feb. 24 on counts of unlawful possession of a controlled drug and possession of paraphernalia, court records show.

He was arrested again Feb. 28 and then charged March 8 with driving under the influence and driving under suspension, court records show."


Was let out on probation on 2/24 and arrested again on 2/28 (4 days later) and was still on the street!! How does this happen?
 

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I'm with you captain, seems like more and more these guys get nothing more than a slap on the wrist...until they kill someone. Makes me sick that the judges seem to care more about the criminals, than the victims and heartbreak they leave behind. :x
 

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The intruder made a threatening statement and walked toward Lish, so Lish ordered him to stop, Clark said. As the intruder continued to walk toward him, Lish fired one shot, striking Tiffey in the abdomen.
The knucklehead had his chance and paid the price.

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I'm queen of the castle but don't tell Hammer that. :) I intend to shoot until I no longer feel threatened and like my children are no longer in danger. My only concer at that point will be making sure I'm not shooting in the direcrtion of my children who will be in their beds or coming out of their doors to figure out what is going on and why Momma is shooting in the house and making so much noise.
 
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