Police: New twist in ‘Make My Day’ shooting in Midwest City that left one man dead

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MIDWEST CITY, Okla. - Authorities say they are learning new information regarding a shooting that killed one man.

Around 1 a.m. on Thursday, Midwest City police were called to a shooting in the 9600 block of Willow Wind, near SE 15th and Post Rd.

"911, is this a medical emergency?" asked the dispatcher.

"Yes, I need you here quick. My boyfriend just busted down my window," said Jenice Jackson.

Initially, police were told that 18-year-old Jenice Jackson shot her ex-boyfriend, 21-year-old Isaiah Orange, after he allegedly broke into her house through a bathroom window.

"What happened to him?" asked the dispatcher.

"He pulled out a gun and he started waving it at me and he hit me, so I shot him," said Jackson.

"The suspect came into the house without permission through an unlocked bathroom window, began assaulting her. She fired, at least, one shot maybe more, striking the suspect and eventually killing him," Chief Brandon Clabes, with the Midwest City Police Department, told KFOR on Thursday.

Next to Orange's body was a loaded .45 caliber handgun, which had been reported stolen out of Lawton.

At the time, police could not find the gun that was used to kill Orange.

However, authorities say new information is giving them a better idea of exactly what happened that night.

Investigators say Jackson lied about shooting Orange, saying she feared for retaliation.

Instead, police say her new boyfriend, 18-year-old Alex Brown, was the one who pulled the trigger.

Jackson told detectives that she and Brown were sleeping when she woke up to a strange noise. Seconds later, she says Orange came into the bedroom with a gun and threatened to kill her and Brown.

At that point, she says Orange began assaulting her and that's when Brown grabbed a gun and fired several shots at Orange.

Officials said Brown brought his own weapon to the house for protection after learning about the abusive relationship between Jackson and her ex.

On Thursday afternoon, Brown and his attorney went to the police department to hand over the gun.

"Even though it took some time to get the true information in this case, it doesn't alter the fact that Isaiah Orange forcibly entered an occupied residence at 1 a.m. in the morning armed with a loaded firearm with intent to commit a crime. Furthermore, both Jackson and Brown were in fear of their life by their own admission and took action to protect themselves," Clabes said.

Police said this is the fourth case in Midwest City falling under the criteria of the 'Make My Day' law.

"People need to be cognizant if you break into homes, there's a consequence to that and that could be you lose your life," said Clabes.

The Midwest City Police Department will present their evidence to the district attorney, who will determine if any charges will be filed against the people involved.

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