Oklahoma City Police were called out to a home near NE 30th and Prospect just after midnight Tuesday and when they arrived they found a man dead in the front driveway.
That man was shot by a 20-year-old who lives inside the house the suspects tried to break into overnight. And also inside the house was his father, his father's girlfriend and her 5-year-old child.
“Boom just boom, I woke up like ‘What the heck is that,’” said the girlfriend who did not want to be identified for fear of retaliation.
The family agreed to talk, but did not want to show their faces on camera. They say a total of three men tried to kick in their side door and when they went to investigate what they were doing, their son shot and killed one of the suspects.
“I feel bad because it’s someone's child,” said the girlfriend. “But at the same time, all three of them should have been smarter than what they were doing.”
This family tells me they just moved into this home about two months ago after leaving an apartment where they didn't feel safe.
“We thought by moving out of the apartments around the way that this would be much safer,” said the girlfriend. “But I'm guessing it’s not safe for us anywhere.”
The father claims the three men who tried to break in were crouched by their cars when they came outside and then stood up and aimed what looked like a gun at his son.
“It looked like a .45 or a 9 mm,” said the father.
That’s when he says his son fired the gun that they use for home protection.
Police tell News 9 the suspect who was shot and killed did have a gun with him, but it was a BB gun that was made to look like a real gun.
The father says his son is coping with what happened. He says he hated having to pull the trigger, but felt he had no choice since he thought they were about to shoot him.
Police are still looking for the other two suspects. The family just hopes there will be no retaliation from the suspects or their families.
The son was not arrested and is not expected to face any charges since it appears the shooting falls under the "Stand Your Ground" law.