Deadly Oklahoma Home Invasion
Thank God For ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws
The Wagoner County prosecutor’s office said that 21-year-old Ms. Rodriguez admitted to planning the burglary and acting as the getaway driver for three intruders. “It was determined [Rodriguez] had driven these individuals to the house and dropped them off with the intent to burglarize the residence,” added Mahoney.
According to uschronicle.com:
Rodriguez said that she took the intruders to the home two times before Monday’s ill-fated break-in attempt. She even called the homeowner by his first name during police interviews.
The plan went awry when the homeowner’s son shot the three burglars with his father’s AR-15 rifle. The shooter has been identified as 23-year-old Zach Peters. Police said that Mr. Peters has not been arrested yet because they are investigating to confirm that he acted in self-defense under Oklahoma state’s “Stand Your Ground” law.
“It looks like self-defense from the preliminary investigation, but that’s all speculative,” Mahoney told reporters. “There’s some speculation as to whether that (Stand Your Ground) law applies in this case, the simple answer is I don’t know,” Mahoney said.
Authorities said that the three masked intruders were dressed in all-black clothing and two of them carried a knife and brass knuckles as weapons into the house. Mahoney said that the Zack Peters called law enforcement shortly after he shot the intruders.
According to the National Council of State Legislatures, Oklahoma is one of 24 states which have laws that allow private citizens to shoot someone if they believe that person threatens their safety.”