Las Vegas Woman Shoots Ex-boyfriend Who Stalked Her Then Pours Her Heart out on the Internet

Las Vegas Woman Shoots Ex-boyfriend Who Stalked Her
A Las Vegas woman shot her stalker – an ex-boyfriend – as he attempted to force his way into her home Friday, then poured out her heart on the internet. The shooting brought an end to a six-month game of cat and mouse as her tormentor evaded the police and continually threatened the woman’s life.

At around 1am Friday, Douglas Eugene Jackson, 22, kicked in the door of the woman’s apartment, near Tropicana Avenue and South Durango Drive. Already in fear for her life and anticipating such an event, the woman had wedged a chair against the inside of the door. As her would-be attacker attempted to squeeze through the door and dislodge the chair, the woman fired two shots from her handgun, hitting Jackson once in the chest.

Jackson managed to get away but a police K-9 unit later found him, attempting to hide in some bushes.

After the shooting, the victim posted an account to the website imgur, describing how she was “in a haze of guilt, surprise, relief and disbelief.” She went on to write “I survived, where so many people do not. Holy shit, I survived.”

In an earlier blog post, on reddit, the woman described, in detail how Jackson – whom she had dated for just one month – stalked, threatened and intimidated her over a period of six months. This blog – a virtual case-study in the struggle between stalker and victim – described the woman’s attempts to evade Jackson and, in turn, the tricks and deceptions he used to continue to hound her. The woman erased her online presence, moved to a different residence and obtained temporary restraining orders against Jackson, who responded by telling her, in a message, that “…a restraining order is just a piece of paper.”

According to the victim’s account, Jackson’s behavior was extremely obsessive; he would call her multiple times every day, send “50-page text messages” and threaten to kill her or her family members. It didn’t take him long to find out where she had relocated to and he would frequently bang on her door and ring her doorbell repeatedly, in the early hours of the morning. Despite numerous police reports, law enforcement were unable to do anything as Jackson fled the scene each time his victim called the police.

The victim’s reddit blog had been a request for help; she was attempting to locate a private investigator to find out where Jackson was now living. She concluded her online cry for help by writing “People overuse the word ‘stalking’ so much these days that no one takes it seriously anymore. As soon as someone doesn’t like someone anymore they call them a stalker. This isn’t staring at your ex’s new lover’s timeline longer than you healthily should. This is the real ‘scared to sleep at night’ deal.” Clearly understanding that her life was in danger, the victim closed with “I have felt the fear before and it’s eating away at me. I need help. Badly.”

The victim spoke to the Las Vegas television channel Fox 5, but did not wish to be identified.

Graham J Noble

Sources:

Fox 5
Bearing Arms
imgur
reddit

12 Responses to "Las Vegas Woman Shoots Ex-boyfriend Who Stalked Her Then Pours Her Heart out on the Internet"

  1. Sunny East   October 6, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    I think you need evidence to back that up. They NEVER dated. As a matter of fact, she only saw him once and after that decided not talking to him anymore. There were NO SEX, NO KISSING, NO NOTHING!! He’s obviously a STALKER!!

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    • Sunny East   October 10, 2014 at 3:35 pm

      I think the truth will come out. As apparently she does not realize that he has the text messages that she sent him. Including the picture of her with the gun that she shot him with. Also, he only has to prove one word of her blog is untrue in order to sue her. HAHAHAHAHA

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  2. Lisa   October 6, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    I don’t care if she had sex with him 7 minutes before he broke into her house; when he broke into her house he became a threat that she had a right to stop.

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    • Linda Nicola   November 14, 2014 at 5:48 pm

      Absolutely. He had no right to come in her house without permission. Once he did that, she a right to feel fear and shoot him.

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  3. someone who knows   October 1, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Graham Noble- Is there any way to contact Douglas Jackson?
    Also, do you know anything else about this, are they confiscating the so called ‘victims’ phone so they get the rest of the messages that she did not hand over?

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    • Graham Noble   October 1, 2014 at 1:43 pm

      Currently, I have no further information on the case.

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      • someone who knows   October 1, 2014 at 1:47 pm

        Contact Douglas Jackson’s mother Cheri or his sister Brittany. He sent them messages that the ‘victim’ sent to him.

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  4. someone who knows   October 1, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    She was stalking him.. And she knew he was coming and instead of calling the police she shot him. That is attempted murder.

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    • Graham Noble   October 1, 2014 at 1:01 pm

      With respect, that appears to be an outlandish claim, but if you have evidence to back it up, I’d be interested to know what it is.

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  5. Morganna Bramah   September 30, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    This wasn’t Her: “ex-boyfriend” ~ They NEVER had a romantic relationship. This was Her stalker. Get your info’ right.

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    • Graham Noble   September 30, 2014 at 2:35 pm

      My information is quite correct: She dated the man for a month; I suppose you could indeed still argue that using the term “ex-boyfriend” is a little strong. So be it.

      In any case, it really is totally irrelevant. to the focus of the article, but I’ve been writing long enough to accept the fact that certain people simply love to find something to disagree with: Presumably, they have nothing better to do with their time.

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