She told the dispatcher about the men trying to break in and explained that she was armed and prepared to defend herself. “I’ve got two guns in my hand. Is it OK to shoot him if he comes in this door?” she asked the dispatcher. “I’m in here by myself with my infant baby. Can I please get a dispatcher out here immediately?”
Before answering McKinley’s question, the dispatcher told her to make sure that the doors were locked tight. Then she explained that she couldn’t encourage McKinley to shoot the intruders. However, she did add a caveat to her advice.