Three teen masked burglars got more than they bargained for in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma yesterday. Specifically, they got shot and killed. The youngest was 16, the oldest 18.
Since the police know their ages, they also know their identities, but are not releasing that information. An Hispanic-surnamed female getaway driver was subsequently arrested and charged in the incident.
Which naturally raises the question of whether the failed burglars were illegals from Mexico.
Three teenage suspects are dead and their alleged getaway driver is in custody after what police in Broken Arrow, Okla. are calling an apparent home invasion. Police say that after the three suspects broke into the home through a glass door at the back of the home Monday afternoon, there was a “short exchange of words” with the homeowner’s 23-year-old son before he opened fire with an AR-15 assault rifle, KTUL reports. Two suspects died in the home’s kitchen. A third fled before collapsing and dying in the home’s driveway. Police say that hours after the shooting, Elizabeth Marie Rodriguez, 21, turned herself in. She was arrested and is expected to face three charges of first-degree murder and three charges of burglary.
Nice neighborhood. Thieves would expect some valuable items inside that beautiful home.
Wagoner County Deputy Nick Mahoney says the three teenagers were wearing black clothing, masks, and gloves when they broke into the home, the AP reports. Two of the suspects were 17 years old and the third was 18, reports Fox 23. One suspect had brass knuckles and another had a knife, according to police, who say the homeowners called authorities and voluntarily provided statements. Police say there is no indication that the suspects knew the homeowner or his son. They say that for now, the shooting is being treated as self-defense. “This may be a case of ‘stand-your-ground,’ however, it’s still too early to say for sure, and we’re still looking into all aspects of this,” Mahoney says, per the Tulsa World.
This mugshot of Elizabeth Marie Rodriguez suggests that the dead thugs were indeed Hispanic.
If she is an illegal, she’s certainly been eating well, judging from the extra pounds she’s packing.