Mom Finds Old Stranger In Her Child`s Room And Shoots Him Dead

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Portland Police are investigating an incident where a Mother of 2, allegedly shot and killed an intruder she found in one of her children’s bedroom early hours of Sunday morning.

The woman, Tara-Alexis Ford, was returning home with her two children, aged 5 and 10, when she noticed the man inside her home.

She allegedly used her handgun and shot the male intruder.

The Portland Police Bureau released a statement which said:

On Sunday June 26, 2016, at 1:47 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 4100 block of Southeast 118th Place on the report that a homeowner shot someone inside her home”

“Officers and medical personnel arrived and contacted the homeowner, who directed them inside the home. Inside the home, officers found a deceased male.”

The Portland Police have confirmed that the suspect who was killed early Sunday morning, has been identified as 59-year-old David Daniel McCrary of Gresham.


There is no known connection between Ford and McCrary. 

Police also confirmed that McCrary had no significant criminal history but he may have been struggling with mental issues recently.

According to detectives, McCrary broke into Ford’s home through a back window.

The shooting occurred in Ford’s 10-year-old daughter’s bedroom, the same room she had found McCrary in. The children were in the home at the time of the shooting but were in a different bedroom.

Ford has not been arrested and the Portland Police Bureau posted an updated report regarding the incident on its website that said:

Ms. Ford remains cooperative with detectives and the case will be reviewed by the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office.  Ms. Ford is asking for privacy and does not want any media contact.”



  1. Biljana Savcic

    June 30, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    Good mom!

  2. Nelly Orozco

    June 30, 2016 at 5:38 pm


  3. Tina Hambrick Raines

    June 30, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    I would shoot him to

  4. Kim Farnham

    June 30, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    Good! One more creep off the streets

  5. Melissa Madrid

    June 30, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    very good mom ….

  6. Jney Jj Jones

    June 30, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    I would job…but I just shoot him in the leg so n jail can enjoyed… Eye to eye

  7. Karen Nadine De León

    June 30, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    Excellent mom !!

  8. Deidre Despaigne

    June 30, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    Great job mom

  9. Gilbert Julie Malapitan Rodriguez

    June 30, 2016 at 6:44 pm

  10. Vongz Vega Crystal Kimberley

    June 30, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    Good job

  11. Amanda Wojcik

    June 30, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    I have conflicting thoughts after reading the article…

  12. Vicky Petoyan

    June 30, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Would have done the same

  13. Courtney Brant

    June 30, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    Way to go mom

  14. Monique Love Jimenez

    June 30, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    I’d aim for his crotch and ask questions later

    • Sonya Moore

      July 5, 2016 at 5:25 am

      Way to go mom/ mothers do everything to protect protect their babies/ I would have done the same thing

  15. Nima Joon

    June 30, 2016 at 7:45 pm


  16. Diana Chiriac

    June 30, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    Good job. Hope that’s an example for all the creeps out there

  17. Cryssy Harvey

    June 30, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    Awesome mom

  18. April Pruss

    June 30, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    I would of done the same! Great job mom protecting your daughter and yourself!

  19. Jessica Hernandez

    June 30, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    I’d do the same …

  20. Lindsay Faith DeFilippo

    June 30, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    Jenn Mack

    • Jenn Mack

      June 30, 2016 at 8:27 pm

      Omg!! I can’t even imagine

  21. Mayra Lv

    June 30, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    Great job!

  22. Amy Doan Berthold

    June 30, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    Good for mom . One less pedophile

    • Louise Delaney-Joyce

      June 30, 2016 at 10:40 pm

      He broke in there is no sign of him being a pedophile. Just because he was found in her room doesn’t mean he had intent to do anything. If a robber is trying to flee, they get out wherever they can.

    • Louise Delaney-Joyce

      June 30, 2016 at 10:41 pm

      Don’t get me wrong I am not condoning his behaviour at all. But putting a label on a person like that without proof is not nice.

    • Krista Cesarini Bratton

      June 30, 2016 at 10:53 pm

      Louise Delaney-Joyce maybe not a pedophile but had still broken into the house and as a mother, I’d probably have done the same. I would never wait to see what happened. Unfortunately he ended up dead but she was protecting her family.

  23. Gina Marie Ordino

    June 30, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    Thats wtf he deserves

  24. Sarimar Garcia-Colon

    June 30, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    No need to think it twice. Good job, Mom.

  25. Kelly Contreras

    June 30, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    Youre an idiot!! Cant believe there are people out there who think like you!!!you are just too much of a pussy and coward to touch a gun and protect your family! Yes thats the full purpose of owning a gun to protect and not pull trigger unless your live or your love ones lives are in danger!! you rather wait to see if that person rapes or who knows what he will do and then call the cops which they will get there an hour after!! Good thinking!

  26. Anita Cheeks

    June 30, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    Good job!

  27. bee

    June 30, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    good,I would do the same protecting my child/childen..

    • Danielle

      July 1, 2016 at 12:46 pm

      Me too! Also why the hell would she be arrested? He was in her home. She has ever right to protect herself and her children doesn’t she?

  28. Louise Delaney-Joyce

    June 30, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    Very scary for that mother and her children.

  29. Tiana Geistler

    June 30, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    Momma bear don’t play around when it comes to her babies. Good job!

  30. Simone Stott

    June 30, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    Good work Mumma!!!

  31. Cara Gamble

    June 30, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    Marcia Kerr

  32. Laguccis Lopez

    June 30, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    Good job mumma

  33. Laguccis Lopez

    June 30, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    Kevin Carrasco

  34. Val Wall Gray

    July 1, 2016 at 2:30 am


  35. Carmen Dube

    July 1, 2016 at 2:49 am

    Good for her !

  36. Michelle Johnstone

    July 1, 2016 at 3:48 am

    Don’t mess with a mums kids!!

  37. Brandy Donis-sieg

    July 1, 2016 at 5:09 am

  38. Melanie McKinney

    July 1, 2016 at 6:06 am

    I hope mom and kids are okay! How traumatizing. Whether you are pro gun or not, this is horrible. And scary.

  39. Meghan Tubaugh

    July 1, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Man, on one hand, I would have done the same thing as that mother. I do think she did the right thing protecting her child first. But on the other hand, it is a sad and traumatizing thing that happened since she KILLED someone, even with good reason, and it scares me how many people seem to have already judged that the man deserved to die in these comments :-/ I hope the mom and kid are doing okay.

  40. LC

    July 1, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    I would have done the same. Think of all the post traumatic stress this family now gets to cope with.

  41. Tabitha Dawn Ledbetter

    July 1, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    James Anthony Ledbetter wtf is going on now days

  42. Kaira Aviles

    August 27, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    Good I would done the same

  43. Karina Morales Ludwig

    August 27, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    Good for her! I will do anything to protect my offsprings!!!!

  44. Erika Hope

    August 28, 2016 at 2:48 am

    Good for her!! If she hadn’t acted it could have been her or one of her kids that lost their life.

  45. Alaa Khalil

    August 28, 2016 at 4:03 am

    Omg it’s so terrifying, I don’t know how I will act in this situation, but I’m sure it was hard for her to shoot him but when you have kids and you’re alone you can’t take a chance specially these days which are not secure and save and lots of insane people out there killing and torturing others

  46. Ashley Korman

    August 28, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    Good! She had every right to!

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