Broken Arrow, Okla. – A 23-year-old Oklahoma man used an semi-automatic AR-15 style rifle to shoot and kill three intruders who broke into his home Monday afternoon. Authorities are investigating the incident as an act of self-defense.
NBC News reports Zach Peters shot three masked males who forced their way into his father’s home. The intruders were identified as ranging in age from 18 to 16 years old.
The trio reportedly entered the home through a back door. They were shot several times after exchanging words with Peters.
The alleged getaway driver, 21-year-old Elizabeth Rodriguez, surrendered to police. She was charged with three counts of first-degree murder and three counts of burglary.
The Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office said Rodriguez is being charged with the killings because she was in “commission of felony” when she dropped the suspects off at the home.
Deputies said the crime was random—there was no connection between Peters and the suspects.
Police said the unidentified intruders were wearing black clothes and masks. One had a knife and another had brass knuckles.
Oklahoma has passed “stand-your-ground” legislation, which justifies a person using deadly force in certain circumstances.
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