Midwest City Police: 3 Involved in Deadly Home Invasion


Friday, October 22nd 2010, 12:29 pm
By: News 9


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MIDWEST CITY, Oklahoma – Midwest City police said that three teens were involved in a home invasion that ended in one suspect being killed by the homeowner and another being wounded.

According to police, two 15-year-old males broke into a home in the 9300 block of N.E. 14th Street.

Police said the 31-year-old stay-at-home mom was sleeping in her room with her 2 and 3-year-old children when she heard a loud noise. She called her husband, who was working at Tinker Air Force Base, because she thought it was an earthquake. He told her it was not an earthquake. She then entered the living room armed with a gun and found the two teens attempting to take a flat screen TV. The woman shot at the two teens, hitting both of them.

One of the teens was injured, but got away. The other teen died at the scene from multiple gunshot wounds, police said.

Police said the injured teen ran from the home with 17-year-old who was acting as a lookout for the other two. The two teens ran to a house nearby and called police reporting being shot during a drive-by shooting. It was later learned that he was shot during the attempted burglary.

The injured teen was taken to a nearby hospital for surgery. He is expected to fully recover.

Police said investigators believe all three teens planned the burglary the night before.

The two surviving teens face first-degree murder and first-degree burglary charges as a death resulted from the commission of a felony, burglary.

Police said all three teens have past contact with law enforcement.

The suspects' names are being withheld pending the charges filed as adults or minors.

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