Woman’s unbelievable story of how she came to shoot stalker leaves people speechless
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**Warning: Contains mentions of violence, abusive language and threats to life.**
A woman has revealed everything which happened in the build-up to her shooting her stalker.
Dasia Washington was 22 years old when she agreed to go on a date with a man.
After the second date, she decided she 'wasn't really feeling it' and told him.
In a video uploaded to her TikTok account - @dasiadoesit - Washington says she had 'a lot of other stuff going on' at the time and explained this to her date who said it was 'okay'.
Washington walked away from the connection thinking 'everything was fine'.
But a month-and-a-half later and the date had very much changed his tune.
Washington's date later 'decided that everything was not fine' and began messaging her 'hundreds of times a day'.
He argued he was 'a good man' and 'deserved a chance'.
"At first I blew it off and I was kind of annoyed, I was like, 'Who do you think you are?' but then it started to get really scary really quickly.
"He started sending me pictures of the outside of my house telling me that he was planning a raid."
Washington received messages and calls from the man for over a month and started filing police reports - the man taking pictures of her doing so and of her talking to the police.
Washington explains he would even talk to strangers and her neighbours, so she couldn't trust 'anybody'.
She eventually had to move out of her apartment 'because a restraining order truly is just a piece of paper,' left unable to sleep because he would threaten he was outside and was planning to break in.
Washington claims she went to the police 'five, 10 times' and filed 'like 10 police reports' but says she was told there wasn't anything they could do as he hadn't 'hurt' her.
She eventually moved house, but her stalker posed as her former landlord, used packages and social media to try and track her down.
The man threatened to kill her and said he 'knew he was going to get away with it because he was a white man and [she] was a Black woman'.
Washington was later assigned a detective to her case, but 'the first time' she met him she says he revealed he'd met her stalker who seemed like a 'nice guy' and suggested it could be a 'misunderstanding'.
"I knew in that moment this man was going to kill me and he was going to get away with it."
Washington's stalker changed phone numbers and even used Duolingo to try contact her, and it was when Washington registered to vote, he finally found her address.
She resolved to buy a firearm - despite being very anti-guns after her parents were shot when she was younger.
The man kept demanding they meet - threatening if Washington didn't he would 'grate her and use [her] blood as lube' - and frequently turned up at her door, dodging police.
But suddenly, he went completely quiet.
In September, 'he came for [her]' - kicking her door in.
Washington said: "I remember just grabbing my firearm off the table and I wasn't angry, I wasn't upset. I had just made a decision that it's either him or it's me and I choose me.
"And I shot him."
The police later found Washington's stalker - his injuries leaving him unable to run - and he was sentenced to jail.
Washington went on to work at a gun range and took part in 'Refuse to be a Victim' courses to help other women 'feel empowered to protect themselves'.
She now works at a big tech company and never takes any moment of life for 'granted'.
Washington's stalker - Douglas Eugene Jackson - was sentenced to 15 years in prison in 2020.
UNILAD contacted LVPD for comment.
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