Twin babies in Ada, Oklahoma are still breathing because of the second amendment and an alert neighbor.
Police in Oklahoma say that a father who held his wife at knifepoint while attempting to drown his 3-month twins in a bathtub was killed from a gunshot wound.
Leland Foster, the 27-year-old father, allegedly threatened his estranged wife Michelle Forrells with a knife. Foster pulled his wife into the bathroom at knifepoint and attempted to drown his own twins, according to Ada Public Information Officer Lisa Branch.
A 12-year-old girl inside the home ran to a neighbor. The neighbor, Cash Freeman, grabbed his revolver, barged into the home, and shot Foster twice in the back twice after seeing him holding the infants underwater. Foster died from his injuries.
The twins were airlifted to an Oklahoma City hospital and released the following day. Ada Police later told NBC News the babies were “doing great”.
A police spokesperson said that Freeman was questioned and released by Ada Police, but will await the district attorney’s decision as to whether it was a justified homicide. Freeman told KFOR that he did what he had to do to save the babies, but that he was concerned about the consequences.
A neighbor, Summer Pierce, told KFOR that she agreed with Freeman.
“I think he did the right thing because who knows what would have happened to the babies if he hadn’t intervened,” Pierce said. “They might not have made it.”
Foster was charged in 2011 with arson and domestic violence by strangulation. In that case, police found the girlfriend’s bathtub filled with water and electronics.