The grandfather of one of the three Oklahoma teenagers who were gunned down by a homeowner when they broke into his house has a bone to pick with the shooter. He believes that it wasn’t fair for him to use an AR-15 to defend himself because his grandson and his accomplices only had brass knuckles.
“What these three boys did was stupid,” Leroy Schumacher said. “They knew they could be punished for it but they did not deserve to die.”
17-year-old Jacob Redfearn – Schumacher’s grandson – was gunned down alongside 19-year-old Maxwell Cook and 16-year-old Jake Woodruff when they broke into a Wagner County home armed with brass knuckles and a knife.
The homeowner should have realized that they had the upper hand before firing the gun, Schumacher opined.
“Brass knuckles against an AR-15? C’mon, who was afraid for their life?” he said.
According to police, all three were dressed in black and wore masks and gloves. Their getaway driver, 21-year-old Elizabeth Marie Rodriguez, turned herself in at the Broken Arrow Police Department just hours after the shooting. She faces three counts of first-degree murder and three counts of first-degree burglary.
The homeowner has not been charged with any crimes because police insist that he acted in self-defense, but Schumacher thinks he should be held accountable anyway.
“There’s got to be a limit to that law, I mean he shot all three of them – there was no need for that,” he complained. Schumacher also noted that while he believes in the Second Amendment, he does not think that home invaders should be killed.