An 18-year-old girl says she hopes her police officer parents "rot in prison for a very long time" after accusing them of shooting her boyfriend dead before firing shots at her as well.
Police say Shannon Kepler, 54, was arrested on a complaint of first-degree murder and Gina Kepler, 48, was arrested on a complaint of accessory to murder after 19-year-old Jeremy Lake was found shot to death on a street in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Lake was walking with the Keplers' 18-year-old daughter, Lisa Kepler, when Shannon Kepler confronted him, Roberson said. An argument ensued and the father lashed out, shooting Lake, Roberson said.
Lisa Kepler started to run, and was shot at, but the bullet missed, Roberson said.
"I don't know what could have led them to do this," Lisa said.
"They didn't even know Jeremy."
“I really hope they rot in prison for a very long time,” she later told Tulsa World.
She said at a news conference that her parents had kicked her out of their home a week ago, and she said was living with Lake at the time of the shooting.
Police Chief Chuck Jordan said in a statement that "the circumstances around this incident drives home the fact that domestic violence is a societal problem and transcends all economic groups."
"I as well as the whole department am saddened for both families involved in this tragic event," Jordan said.
Roberson did not immediately return a message seeking clarification on what Jordan meant in reference to domestic violence.
The Keplers are on paid administrative leave, Roberson said.
They are City of Tulsa police officers, have 24 years on the force and were off duty at the time of the shooting, Roberson said.
Both were booked in the Tulsa County jail. It wasn't immediately clear whether they have attorneys.
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