BROKEN ARROW, OK (KTUL/CNN) – One person is in custody after three suspects in a home invasion were shot to death by one of the residents.
Police say a 21-year-old woman turned herself in hours after the shooting. Authorities say she was the getaway driver for the suspects.
A blue tarp covered a body lying dead in the driveway, and inside the home there were two more.
Investigators say the slain suspects are between 16 and 18 years old, and two of them had weapons – one a knife and the other brass knuckles.
“They were dressed in black, all had masks on, and all had gloves on,” said Nick Mahoney of Wagoner County Sheriffs Office.
The intruders, authorities say, broke into the rear of the home and were met by an the armed 23-year-old son of the homeowner.
“There was a short exchange of words and then gunfire happened,” Mahoney said.
The shots were so loud, a neighbor down the road thought a storm was kicking up.
“Well, I thought it was thunder. I just heard something. I had the doors closed,” Leon Simmons said.
Residents say the neighborhood recently had a rash of break-ins.
“Within the past six months ,we’ve had two or three burglaries out here,” Simmons said.
Both of the people who were home at the time of the break-in, a father and his adult son, were uninjured.
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