Mom and Pops not feelin’ bae
Cop Parents Of Oklahoma Girl Arrested For Murder Of Her Teen Boyfriend
A Tulsa police husband and wife were arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man on a street near downtown, and the couple’s daughter said her father shot at her, too.
Shannon Kepler, 54, a 24-year veteran of the Tulsa Police Department, was booked into the Tulsa Jail on first-degree murder and shooting with intent to kill complaints. His wife, Gina, 48, also a Tulsa police officer, was jailed on an accessory to murder complaint.
The two weren’t on duty at the time the shooting of 19-year-old Jeremy Lake occurred in the 200 block of North Maybelle Avenue about 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, police said. Shannon Kepler works at TPD’s police academy and worked Tuesday, public information officer Jillian Roberson said. Gina Kepler is a patrol officer at the department’s Gilcrease division, and did not work Tuesday, Roberson said.
Both are held at the Tulsa jail, police chief Chuck Jordan said, but are confined in an area away from other inmates they may have come into contact with on the job.
Here’s how police say the incident occurred–
Police said an argument occurred between Lake and Shannon Kepler, who was in a black Chevrolet Suburban. Lake, who reportedly was with Kepler’s daughter, was shot “two or three times” after he told Kepler that he was her boyfriend, according to an arrest report.
Lisa Kepler, the 18-year-old daughter of Shannon and Gina Kepler, spoke with the Tulsa World on Wednesday morning from the front porch of the home she shared with the homicide victim, who also was her boyfriend.
Lisa Kepler and Lake were walking back from Guthrie Green and were in the street in front of their home when a black SUV pulled up, and Shannon Kepler stepped out.
Lisa Kepler said her father shouted at her and that as Lake attempted to introduce himself, Shannon Kepler shot Lake.
Lisa Kepler said she had attempted to stop the shooting but then ran and hid behind a large rose bush in the front yard as her father fired a shot at her that missed. Lisa Kepler said she told authorities it was her dad who was the triggerman.
According to a witness, Officer Kepler also shot the boyfriend’s 13-year-old brother who was on the scene.
Lisa Kepler says she was kicked out of the house recently for making “poor life decisions”, sounds like her boyfriend might have been one of them.
Mom and Dad are going to jail for a LONG time.
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