Homeowner Shoots Burglar For Second Time

Homeowner Charles Sweeny said, 'I shot him and I'll do it again ... I have no sympathy'

Tulsa, OK – An Oklahoma homeowner shot and killed a home intruder on Tuesday, about five years after he was involved in another home-invasion shooting.

Homeowner Charles Sweeny fatally shot Donald Stovall at about 9 a.m. after confronting the man who broke into his house, according to the Tulsa World.

Sweeny told KOTV that he heard noises coming from his bathroom and that woke him up.

The homeowner said his first thought was that someone had broken into his home. He said he grabbed a pistol he keeps close to him when he sleeps.

He said in about four seconds, the burglar came into view. Sweeny said he shot the man in the chest and then called police.

“I thought my life was in danger,” Sweeny told KOTV . “I shot him and I’ll do it again. He brought this on himself. I have no sympathy.”

Sweeny was outside of his home waiting for police when they arrived.

Five years ago, police were at the scene to a similar home invasion where Sweeny shot and seriously injured one of two burglars who entered his house, according to the Tulsa World.

In the 2013 incident, Sweeny was returning from a walk and saw something amiss with his property. Sweeny confronted the two burglars and shot one of them several times, according to the Tulsa World. According to court records, both burglars pleaded guilty to charges.

Police said residents have a right to defend themselves in their own home.

“If they (residents) feel that there is a danger to themselves or someone else who may be in the home from an intruder, then, yes, they are within their legal rights to defend themselves within their home,” Tulsa Police Captain Karen Tipler said, according to the Tulsa World.

Police are investigating whether Sweeny and Stovall knew each other.

Comments (31)
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Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

I want this guy to be my next door neighbor.

Me just getting in from a trip: Hey Chuck how's it going?

Chuck: Good, by the way, while you were on vacation, I checked your mail, and picked up your garbage can. Oh, and I noticed the side door on your house partially open two days ago. I walked over to see what was going on being no one was supposed to be home and found 5 dead burglars inside. Imagine that?

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

Good shooting.

Caroparks53
Caroparks53

these criminals need to take heed. we will shoot to kill if you come into my home..no questions asked

mosmo5
mosmo5

If someone breaks into my home and endangers my family's safety I'm going to call the Police but also tell them to bring the Coroner too because If they Break in They're Getting Carried Out in some Zipper Bags!

Paul Kersey Jr.
Paul Kersey Jr.

The TPD coproaches are already trying to hang him. The police are reflexively anti-armed citizen, we are expendable Mundanes to Them, our Shining Heroes. " I have no sympathy"? Tell the first responding coproaches the basics, ex.- " I feared for my life ", then SHUT UP. Why do you think coproaches get 48 hours to PREPARE post-shooting statements? Wise up people!

Paul Kersey Jr.
Paul Kersey Jr.

I can not emphasize enough how much that statement could harm him in court. Jeez Louise!

Paul Kersey Jr.
Paul Kersey Jr.

And NEVER speak to the Media! That interview will follow him forever!

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

“I thought my life was in danger,” Sweeny told KOTV . “I shot him and I’ll do it again. He brought this on himself. I have no sympathy.”

EXACTLY!!!

Simeron
Simeron

My CC class teacher was a 40 year vet of the police force. He said there were two sets of two word phrases you need to remember in any shooting situation where you have discharged your weapon. 1) Double Tap. 2) Shut Up.

He also said most remember #1 but few can get their mind around #2. And the police say it clearly....what you say CAN and WILL BE used against you in a court of law.....so remember #2....

Dr Shoe
Dr Shoe

My question is, What the Hell does this guy do for a living, that people keep breaking into his house?

5150
5150

I think it is time to move.

barton4950
barton4950

Probably just a shitty neighborhood take a look at the dude.

joaquinradioman
joaquinradioman

A burglar takes his own life into his hands when he decides to rob someone!!!!

sillyjilly
sillyjilly

Can't understand the people who are taking shots at the victim here. Come to my house and the same will happen to you. Doesn't matter what area I live in or how I look.