Man Breaks into 12-Year-Old's Bedroom and Undresses, Gets Shot 6 Times
Parents find suspect in home wearing only underwear and 'growling' before shooting him
A man has been shot six times after breaking into a 12-year-old girl's bedroom, stripping down to his underwear and reportedly "growling" when he was caught by the parents.
The suspect, named by police as Donald Oliver, allegedly broke into his neighbor's house in Louisville, Kentucky, before he was confronted by the homeowner who proceeded to shoot him six times after he "growled" at him.
Police said Oliver climbed through his neighbor's window on Homeview Drive on Sunday morning before undressing in the child's bedroom.
The young girl reportedly hid under her covers and sent a text message to her mother, alerting her of the intrusion.
According to local news reports, the girl's mother, Tina Burton, said, “She hid under the cover, turned her light down, turned her volume down on her phone to text me.
"When she peeked under the cover to see where he was at, she got up and ran away.
"She went to the back room. And I think that was really brave and smart of her."
"We instantly got up because I'm, like, 'Who can be in the house?'," Burton added.
"When we saw him, I was just in shock."
The suspect allegedly walked to the kitchen in his underwear, where he was confronted by Burton’s boyfriend, Ali Bracey.
There was a physical altercation with Burton finally retrieving a gun and handing it to Bracey, who shot the suspect repeatedly.
A stranger walked into a 12-year-old girl's room wearing no pants. The Louisville homeowner shot the man 6 times. Listen to what the shooter said about it. pic.twitter.com/pNw7Q6C1Rg— Sterling Riggs (@SRiggsWDRB) April 16, 2019
"He turned around and he growled at me. He growled like 'grrr!'" Ali Bracey said.
"He growled at me, and when he growled at me, I attacked him.
"I grabbed a broom. I started whacking him with a broom."
After been handed a gun, Bracey shot Oliver several times during the struggle.
"He ended up getting six shots, period," Bracey said.
Police found Oliver and arrested him a short time later.
WLKY reports Oliver appeared in court in a wheelchair on Monday and “pleaded not guilty to burglary, assault and drug possession.”
He is scheduled back in court on April 25.
Although Oliver lives next door, the family has never actually met him.
Bracey says other neighbors agree with his actions.
"Everyone has actually commended me on what I did.
"There hasn’t been any real backlash other than the family (Oliver’s family).
"But everyone in the neighborhood has commended me on what I did."
Burton says she has no intention of moving out of the neighborhood.
"We’re going to stay. I’m not going to let anyone run me out of my home."