A string of burglaries may have met its end on Monday afternoon after three burglars were killed in the small town of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma (15 miles southeast of Tulsa) when a homeowner’s son opened fire on them using an AR-15.
According to officials with the Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office, the homeowner’s 23-year-old son, who has not yet been identified, stopped a home invasion attempt when confronted by three teenage burglars, two of whom were 17 years old, while the other was 18. They were all armed with knives and brass knuckles.
Obviously, they picked the wrong home to burglarize.
Two of the suspects died inside the home, while the third suspect died trying to flee, ultimately succumbing to his injuries in the driveway. Police say the homeowner was inside the residence during the incident, but was not involved the altercation.
Additionally, police arrested the getaway driver, Elizabeth Marie Rodriguez, who apparently knew who the homeowner was before the attempted home invasion. Rodriguez, who sped away upon hearing gunshots, was charged with three counts of first-degree murder as well as first-degree burglary. Due to an Oklahoma state law, “those believed to be committing a felony that results in a death can face murder charges, even if they did not actually kill anyone.”
Police are treating the shooting as an act of self-defense.
Watch FOX 23’s coverage of the shooting below: