A Las Vegas woman was having trouble with an ex-boyfriend who had become her stalker. She went to Reddit for help, posting that her ex would call 40-50 times a day, and it soon escalated to the point where he said he could kill her and get away with it. Two days after her post, she used a gun to protect her life.
Douglas Eugene Jackson, 22, was shot early Friday morning by his estranged ex-girlfriend who refused to be named. Police say Jackson showed up to his former girlfriend’s house at 1 a.m. and tried to force his way into the home. She opened fire on Jackson, who retreated into some nearby bushes.
Shortly after officers arrived on the scene, a k-9 unit found Jackson injured and hiding. The girlfriend had already informed the local police of the torment and abuse she had suffered from Jackson. Lieutenant Eric Lloyd with the Las Vegas Metro Police acknowledged they had been to the resident prior to the shooting.
In her blog, the former girlfriend shed more detail on the situation she was facing with Jackson. She admitted she feared for her life, so much so that she was forced to move in an effort to hide from him.
She filed restraining orders and got a permit for a concealed weapon. The stalking got so serious that she would sit in a chair facing her front door with a gun in her hand in case he showed up.
After the shooting, the victim took to imgur to show the damage to the door that Jackson kicked in. What follows is a lengthy second post she made after the shooting. She explained that around 1:15 pm, she heard the door being kicked in and the voice of her stalker echoing throughout the hallway.
“I jumped up and grabbed the gun I’ve learned to do everything even shower with,” she wrote. “I stood at the top of my stairs and fired twice. Hitting him in the chest, I hear his scream, his disbelief that I’d stood up for myself.. 0 to 100 in milliseconds.”
She reflected further by stating she had never been so afraid in her life. “For months of him evading the police I began to question whether he was unstoppable. Untraceable. Houdini, he would murder me and get away with it.”
“As of now I’m in a haze of guilt, surprise, relief and disbelief. I shook as the canines drag him out from his hiding place under a bush. I survived, where so many people do not. Holy shit, I survived,” she concluded.