Homeowner’s son, Zachary Peters, blasted three teenagers who broke into his family home, on Monday afternoon in a burglary planned by Elizabeth Rodriguez who knows about the family’s home
Zachary Peters, 23, shot dead three teens, aged 16, 17 and 18, after they broke into his Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, home on Monday around 12.30pm
They wore masks and gloves, and shattered a glass door at the back of the house
Peters, who was at home with his father, woke up to banging noises
He armed himself with a rifle, confronted the suspected burglars, and shot them
Two of the burglars died in the kitchen, while another collapsed on the driveway
Elizabeth Marie Rodriguez, 21, turned herself in claiming she was only involved as the getaway driver
Prosecutors say she planned the burglary and knew Peters by name
Rodriguez made her first court appearance Tuesday, faces three counts of first-degree felony murder for her alleged role in the burglary that led to the shooting deaths of three young men – She is held without bond
No charges for Peters, yet, police say it’s looking like ‘self-defense’
Home owner Zachary Peters [left] shot dead three teen burglars who broke into his family home on Monday afternoon. Prosecutors say 21-year-old Elizabeth Rodriguez [right], was the ‘Mastermind’ who planned the burglary. Rodriquez reportedly knows the Peters family
An Oklahoma man who shot dead three teenagers after they broke into his home in broad daylight has been identified as Zachary Peters.
23-year-old Peters was at home with his father in Broken Arrow when he awoke to a loud banging noise on Monday after three suspected burglars shattered the back door of his home.
He grabbed an AR15 rifle and went to check the cause of the noise. Confronting the masked intruders he opened fire, killing all three suspects. The burglars turned out to be turned out to be three male teens aged 16, 17, and 18, all of whom died at the scene.
An older participant in the bizarre event, Elizabeth Marie Rodriguez, 21, later turned herself in after the shooting and told police her involvement was limited to being the getaway driver, although court documents accessed by News on 6 say she planned the burglary and knew Peters by name. Rodriguez made her first court appearance Tuesday. Prosecutors plan to charge her with three counts of first-degree felony murder for her alleged role in the burglary that led to the shooting deaths of three young men.
Zachary Peters shot dead three teenagers who broke into hisfamily home in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, home on Monday afternoon
Two of the teen burglars died in the kitchen. A third seen with his leg emerging from the tar [photo], ran out to the driveway before collapsing. He too died at the scene
Wagoner County Sheriff’s Deputy Nick Mahoney said the suspects gained entry after they shattered a glass door at the back of the house. Peters armed himself with an AR-15 rifle, exchanged a few words with the suspects, and opened fire, Mahoney said.
Two teens died in the kitchen, while a third ran to the driveway before collapsing and ‘succumbing to his injuries’, the sheriff’s office said. They have not been named.
‘Preliminary investigation looks like it’s 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 told CNN.
Peters, who has not been charged, cooperated with authorities and gave a formal statement at the sheriff’s office. Both he and his father were uninjured.
‘Master Burglar’ Elizabeth Rodriguez [left], on Facebook. She is seen [right] in her mugshot. She faces three counts of felony murder
Elizabeth Rodriguez turned herself in after the shooting and told authorities she was the getaway driver. Contrary to her story, Rodriguez planned the burglary, took the three teens to Peters’ home and waited in the driveway.
When she heard shots break out, the court documents state, she drove off and turned herself in, telling police the names of the three boys so their parents could be notified, according to the documents.
Rodriguez has been arrested on three counts of first degree murder and three counts of first degree burglary. No bond has been set.
In Oklahoma, those suspected of committing a felony that results in a death can face murder charges even if they did not kill anyone, FOX23 reported.
The youthful burglars gained access through the back of the house. Officers are seen searching for clues in the backyard of the house in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma