Woman Shoots Intruder During 911 Call

woman shoots, kills intruder
"I think I've killed him"

An intruder who broke into a Lincoln County woman's home was killed early Friday when the woman armed herself and shot him.

Donna Jackson, 57, was asleep when she heard Billy Dean Riley pounding on her back door about 12:45 a.m., Sheriff Chuck Mangion said.

While on the phone with a 911 dispatcher, Jackson went to investigate and Riley tossed a patio table through the glass door before coming inside. She fired one blast from a 16-gauge shotgun, hitting him in the chest, Mangion said.

Deputies arrived at the rural home in the 352100 block of East 800 Road south of Cushing and found Riley, 53, of Sparks lying dead.

Mangion said he smelled of alcohol and had a lengthy history of drug and alcohol offenses.

Riley and his sister, who authorities said was also heavily intoxicated, had been driving east of the woman's house when Riley crashed his pickup truck. It wasn't immediately clear why he went to Jackson's home.

Mangion said the woman was not arrested and appears to have acted in self-defense. She was alone when Riley came to the house.

Jackson was shaken up, but unhurt, Mangion said.