Recent events in Wagoner County, Oklahoma have led to the death of three teenagers after they were shot by a young man while breaking into his father’s home.
The Sheriff’s Department stated that around 12:30 p.m., three men wearing masks broke in wielding a knife and brass knuckles. It was reported that the son of the homeowner, 23, picked up their rifle and shot and killed all three intruders. Deputy Nick Mahoney issued the following statement after the event:
“These three individuals came to this residence with the intent to burglarize it. One was with brass knuckles, and the other one was with a knife.”
According to the 23-year-old son, he was sleeping when he heard loud noises coming from the back door of the house. The son quickly got out of his bed and grabbed an AR-15 as he made his way to the back door. The young man shot and killed the teen intruders who were 16, 17, and 18 years old.
The sheriff’s department reports that two teens died in the home while the third died in the driveway trying to escape. Police also captured a fourth person, 21-year-old Elizabeth Marie Rodriguez, who is assumed to be the getaway driver.
Rodriguez is currently in prison on three counts of first-degree murder and three counts of first-degree burglary. Oklahoma law states that accomplices in crimes can and will be charged with homicide if anyone is killed while the crime is being committed.
The rifle’s owner will not be released, or the authorities have not named the owner, but police are calling the incident a case of self-defense. This case comes at a high point in politics where President Trump is for guns. Liberals, on the other hand, have tried on multiple occasions to eliminate AR-15s from homes.
The AR-15 is a semi-automatic gun which is magazine fed. The gun has been countlessly looked down upon by liberals while conservatives and gun owners say its versatility is the reason they own the gun. Reasons stated are that they can be used for target shooting, surprisingly hunting, and… self-defense.
While this young man had every right to defend his home, do you believe he had to kill all three men? Or do you think he simply could have scared them with it? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Credit: News On 6