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Court documents detail relationship between woman and alleged home intruder

Posted at 5:27 PM, Jun 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-05 21:24:02-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The man who was shot by a woman after entering her East Bakersfield home, is her husband's cousin who is allegedly in love with her, according to court documents obtained by 23ABC.

Sheriff's investigators were called around 8:15 a.m. on Wednesday to her home near the corner of College Avenue and Montello Street. Officials say Andrew Oldham, 33, was armed with a hammer when he entered the home.

Court documents also show that on April 19 the woman filed a restraining order against Oldham after he allegedly harassed her in front of her five children, niece and family friends.

The woman alleges that Oldham started messaging her on Facebook in March but when she asked him to stop he told her, "If you don't talk to me about it I'm gonna [expletive] explode." The woman says Oldham then proceeded to accuse her of cheating and when she cut off contact with him he showed up "confessing" his love for her.

The report also says that she told Oldham's mom about the incident but the mom replied: "He has a gun it can get way worse."

According to court documents, the case was dismissed in May for unknown reasons.

On Wednesday, the woman and her children were in the home at the time Oldham entered, and investigators said she grabbed a gun and fired once at Oldham.

The woman told 23ABC she hopes Oldham doesn't get out of jail "for a long time" and said she was still really shocked about what happened and was surprised how well she handled the situation. She also says she has called the police on Oldham before, but this time shooting him was her only option to protect her and her family.

Oldham was taken to a local hospital with minor to moderate injuries. Once he's medically cleared, he'll be charged with robbery, burglary, child endangerment and assault with a deadly weapon, according to KCSO officials.

Teresa Millan, a neighbor, said she was surprised how composed the alleged victim was.

Millan said the victim told her she warned the suspect not to enter the home because she had a gun, but when he did not comply, she shot him.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at 661-861-3110 or the Secret Witness Line at 661-322-4040.