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Homeowner’s son shoots, kills three would-be burglars, says Mahoney

Homeowner's son shoots, kills three would-be burglars, says Deputy Mahoney

Deputy Nick Mahoney was one of the first officers on the scene. 

Three would-be robbers were shot and killed Monday when an Oklahoma homeowner’s son opened fire on them with an AR-15, Mahoney said. 

In this situation, an AR-15 saved this 19 year old’s life and protected his home. People always give AR-15 a bad name and that it’s too much power to have for a citizen.  

Wagoner County sheriff’s deputies and others  were called to the home in Broken Arrow, southeast of Tulsa at around 12:30 p.m. local time. When they arrived, they found the three dead suspects and two uninjured residents.

Sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Nick Mahoney said the suspects enetered the home through a glass back door with the intent to burglarize it. It was not immediately clear why they picked that home.

Mahoney said the suspects encountered the homeowner’s 19-year-old son, who opened fire after an exchange of words. Two of the suspects died in the home’s kitchen while a third was found in the driveway.

It was not immediately clear whether the suspects were armed, said the preliminary investigation indicated the shootings were in self-defense. The homeowner’s son volunteered to give a statement at the sheriff’s office. 

This is very, very unusual for us [in Wagoner County],” Mahoney told the Tulsa World. “It’s not something we’re used to.”



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