INSIDE EDITION – A harrowing ordeal played out for 911 dispatchers as a caller revealed he had shot three teens after a home invasion in Oklahoma quickly turned fatal.
The three teens were shot by the 23-year-son of the homeowners in the town of Broken Arrow. Police say Zach Peters, a pilot living in his folks’ home, grabbed an assault rifle when he heard the trio breaking in.
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“I’ve been broken into,” Peters says in a recently released 911 call. “Three men. Two I’ve shot in my house.”
The dispatcher then asks: “Are they bleeding?”
“Yes, I believe one’s down,” Peters replies. “One’s still talking. You need to get here now.”
Later, he said: “I shot two of them and now I’m barricaded in my bedroom.”
Max Cook, 16, Jacob Redfearn, 17, and Jake Woodruff, 18, were all killed. They were armed with a knife and brass knuckles. Two of them died in the kitchen of the home and the third made it to the driveway before collapsing.
Police said the teens were all wearing black and had their faces covered.
Police say the homeowners’ son is entitled to use deadly force under Oklahoma’s so-called “Make My Day Law” a nod to the classic line from Clint Eastwood’s “Dirty Harry” Callahan in the 1983 film Sudden Impact.
Peters repeatedly asked officers if the teens were to going to “be alright,” according to reports.
Peters was said to be “frightened” after the shooting, according to reports. A fourth member of the home invasion gang, 21-year-old getaway driver Elizabeth Rodriguez, gave herself up. She has been charged with murder.
Police said she knows the homeowners. She appeared stunned as she was led away to jail.
Court documents say Rodriguez “planned the burglary.”
“She heard the gunshots then fled,” cops said.
Inside Edition Security expert Steve Kardian suggests that if someone breaks into your home, “you can raise that gun, point it at their shoulder and pull the trigger to terminate what they are doing.”