Oregon Mom Shoots and Kills Intruder in Daughter’s Bedroom

Mom shoots suspect David Daniel McCrary

Mom shoots suspect: David Daniel Mcarary

Portland, OR – As a mother returned home with her two children she discovered a 59-year-old man, David Daniel McCrary, in her daughter’s bedroom. Thankfully this mother was packing heat and fired, fatally wounding the stranger found lurking in their home. Some are questioning why she had to shoot before asking questions or why did she shoot to kill. No information was actually released about the mother’s interaction with the intruder, so critics are a little quick on the draw by condemning this woman for protecting her family, while assuming that the intruder was no threat. Either way, we say, well done. Finding an intruder in your home doesn’t require that you wait until you and your children are attacked, it requires action to protect your family.

The Washington Post Reports:

The suspect killed early Sunday has been identified as 59-year-old David Daniel McCrary of Gresham, Ore. A state medical examiner determined that McCrary died of a single gunshot wound, police said.

“Detectives have not been able to determine why McCrary broke into the victim’s home,” police said Monday.

The homeowner, identified as 33-year-old Tara-Alexis Ford, “has no connection to McCrary and he is not from the neighborhood,” police said. “McCrary has no significant criminal history but there was a recent report indicating that McCrary may have been struggling with mental health issues.”

Ford has cooperated with detectives and was not arrested, police said, noting that the case will be reviewed by the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office.

Authorities were called to the home at 1:47 a.m. Sunday.

They met the homeowner when they arrived, and she let them inside.

“Inside the home, officers found a deceased male,” police said in a release.

“Detectives determined that McCrary broke into Ford’s home through a back window,” police said. “Ford found McCrary in her 10-year-old daughter’s bedroom, where the shooting occurred.

“Both her daughter and 5-year-old son were in the home but were in a different bedroom at the time of the shooting.”

A neighbor told CBS affiliate KOIN that the Portland home was vacant for a period of time before Ford and her children moved in.

It’s your right to protect your family and property. This woman did was was necessary to keep her family safe.