Gruesome video footage shows the moment a protective Sydney, Ohio father guns down his daughter’s ex-boyfriend as the man tries to break into the family’s home.
It was nearly a month ago when James Rayl, 22, tried to shoulder his way through the front door of his former flame Allyson Duckro who lived at 2907 N. Kuther Road.
The Ring camera footage recorded on July 31, at 11 a.m. shows the man, wearing a baseball cap, blue hoodie, grey T-shirt and shorts as he stands in front of the door, ring the bell repeatedly.
He folds his hands behind his back and waits as minutes go by.
Jilted ex-boyfriend James Rayl, 22, waits impatiently at the front door of Allyson Duckro moments before her father shot him three times when he tried to break in
After waiting several minutes outside the door, James Rayl, 22, tries to bust into his ex-girlfriend’s home
Rayl opens the screen door and tries the handle, then throws the weight of his body against the door.
The voice heard in the recording on the other side is Mitchell Duckro, Allyson’s father, who warns Rayl to stop.
‘I’ve got a gun,’ he says, but the jilted beau keeps on banging away at the door.
He eventually throws his shoulder into it, busting the deadbolt lock and opening the door a few inches.
That’s when the dad lets loose with three rounds hitting Rayl in the left shoulder, right shoulder and back.
Rayl flinches as he’s hit, then stumbles back down the front walkway and collapses around the corner of the house in front of the garage door.
Several minutes later, a neighbor Jeffery Hereford appears in the frame walking across the Duckro’s front lawn, saying ‘Don’t shoot me.’
It was in front of this home on North Kuther Road in Sydney, Ohio that Rayl was killed trying to force his way in
James Rayl, 22, tried to force his way into his ex-girlfriend Allyson Duckro’s house when her father shot him three times, killing him
Then the neighbor says, ‘He ain’t got no gun.’
About eight minutes later, Shelby County Sherriff officers arrive, but by then Rayl is dead.
Hereford doesn’t agree with the grand jury decision not to charge Mitchell Duckro.
‘If he entered the house, why did he shoot through the door,’ Hereford says.
But on the 911 call obtained by WHIOTV 7 News, Allyson Duckro can be heard praising her father.
‘Dad, there’s nothing you could have done, you saved my life,’ she says.
She had broken it off with Rayl a year and a half before his fatal house call, but had called an left a voicemail the night before.
The video footage, the 911 call, the voicemail and other evidence was presented to a Shelby County grand jury, which voted 8 to 1 not to indict Mitchell Duckro based on Ohio’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ and ‘Castel Doctrine’ laws that allows homeowners to use lethal force when threatened.
‘Several tips, including tips provided by Mr. Rayl’s family, were investigated by the Sheriff’s Office during the week, and no new information was found,’ Shelby County Sheriff Jim Frye said in a statement.
Rayl’s family don’t agree with the decision not to prosecute.
His sister, Jessica Marie Colbert, says that her brother had no malice intended that day and should not have been killed.
‘Mitch Duckro shot him in the back and killed him,’ she wrote on Facebook. ‘I hope your days are more miserable than they’ve ever been. You’re a disgusting excuse of a human being along with your daughter.’