A 23-year-old man shot and killed 3 home invaders as they were breaking into his home in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
According to the Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office, three masked men armed with brass knuckles and knives attempted to enter the home around 12:30 PM. The homeowner and his adult son were inside the home during the invasion.
The son, who’s name has not yet been released to the media, was asleep when he heard a loud bang at the back door. Deputy Nick Mahoney described the scene to Oklahoma’s Own News On 6, “These three individuals came to this residence with the intent to burglarize it, one was with brass knuckles, the other one was with a knife. They were masked at the time, all had gloves on. They entered in through a black door, shattering the back door and they entered into the residence.”
Ages of the deceased range from 16 to 18. Police say they had brass knuckles and a knife. 21 year-old woman talking to police now. pic.twitter.com/59cl5eLV1v
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At this point the 23-year-old son grabbed an AR-15 rifle and moved toward the back door. “Armed with a rifle, there were some shots fired, and, at this point, three people are deceased,” Mahoney said.
The deceased burglars were all males aged 16, 17, and 18-years-old. Police apprehended the getaway driver, 21-year-old Elizabeth Marie Rodriguez. Deputies learned that Rodriguez had driven the three burglars to the home and they are holding her accountable for their fate. She has been arrested and charged with three counts of first-degree murder and three counts of first-degree burglary. Future charges are still pending.