Homeowner’s Son Armed With AR-15 Shoots, Kills 3 Intruders
Three home invaders were shot and killed Monday when the homeowner’s son, armed with an AR-15, opened fire on them.
According to the Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office, three suspects were found dead at the scene while the fourth suspect who acted as a getaway driver was taken into custody.
Wagoner County sheriff’s deputies were called to the home in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma around 12:30 pm and found three adult males dead at the scene. Two of them were found in the kitchen and the third was found on the driveway.
According to investigators, the suspects were between the ages of 15 and 18 and had the intent of burglarizing the home. One had a knife on him and another had brass knuckles. None of the suspects’ names were released as of Tuesday.
“They were dressed in black, all had masks on, and all had gloves on,” Wagoner County sheriff’s deputy Nick Mahoney said.
Mahoney said the suspects entered the home through a glass back door.
“There was a short exchange of words and then gunfire happened,” Mahoney said.
Mahoney said the preliminary investigation indicated the shootings were in self-defense. The homeowner and her son are cooperating with investigators.
Hours after the break-in, the woman who drove the getaway car, later identified as 21-year-old Elizabeth Marie Rodriguez turned herself into police.
Rodriguez was booked into the Wagoner County Jail and faces three counts of first-degree murder and first-degree burglary, the Tulsa World reported.