Oregon woman shoots, kills home intruder

Oregon woman shoots, kills home intruder

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    Oregon woman shoots, kills home intruder

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    REDMOND, Ore. — A man was shot and killed by his ex-wife after he broke into her house in Redmond and tried to attack her with an “improvised weapon” as she defended her children, authorities said.

    Patrick S. Hankins, 41, of Bend, was fatally shot Wednesday night, the Deschutes County sheriff’s office said.

    His ex-wife, Karen L. Hankins, 51, was not charged in the death, said sheriff’s Capt. Marc Mills.

    Sheriff’s deputies said the woman called 911 dispatchers just before 11 p.m. to report her ex-husband was outside her home, refusing to leave.

    As she spoke on the phone with dispatchers, the man broke a kitchen window and entered the home.

    Deputies said the woman had armed herself with a handgun and moved her 8- and 12-year-old children into the bathroom as the man attempted to assault her.

    “The woman shot the intruder, then fled the residence with her children, to the safety of a neighbor’s house,” Mills said.

    Deputies arrived within five minutes of the call and, aided by Redmond police, entered the home and found Patrick Hankins dead inside, Mills said.

    KTVZ-TV in Bend reported that county court records show the couple’s divorce was finalized in August, about three months after she sought a restraining order against her then-husband.

    Sheriff’s detectives were investigating the shooting, assisted by the district attorney’s office.
    Glad she was prepared to protect herself and her family.

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    Man, I can't figure out what possesses Ex-'s to do the nutty things they do.

    It's Over means It's Over! Stuff Happens... Drive On!

    Of course, it's not too hard to figure out... These creeps are abusive control freaks! Now we have a dead, abusive control freak!

    for Ms. Hankins! She had the wherewithal to arm herself! So many of them don't.
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    Most women will experience domestic violence at some point in their lives. Thank goodness this lady was willing to arm herself. Sounds like she really didn't want to have to use it. She was on the phone with 911, but had to defend herself before LEO's could get there. Just one more example of why 911 can't be your only defense.

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    Ya gotta know when to hold um and when to fold um....
    Glad this lady was armed and was able to protect herself and kids...

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    Dead abusive control dirtbags are better than repeat abusive control dirtbags.
    Mrs. Hankins did what she HAD to do to protect herself and her children...sad for the kids to have to go through this.
    Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”

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    She had a paper trail, she was requesting help with 911 on the line, and she had armed herself beforehand in case the first two couldn't help her.

    Good actions on her part. Sounds like case closed to me.

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    Good for her. All citizens should be armed and dangerous. Especially those with specific threat environments.

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    It will be very hard on the children knowing mommy killed daddy!!!!!
    It would have been even harder on the children knowing daddy killed mommy and maybe even them, you just never know!!!!!!

    We need to pray for this mother and her children, even tho the she will not be charged by the law, they still have to live with this horrific event.

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    good riddens. another Ted dead offender.
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