An 18-year-old Tulsa woman recalled the heartbreaking moment she says her dad, who happens to be a local police officer, approached her boyfriend and shot him dead in cold blood right in front of her.
“Jeremy walked up to the car and my dad shot him! Shot him right there,” Lisa Kepler tearfully told Tulsa World regarding her 19-year-old boyfriend, Jeremy Lake, who was killed Tuesday. “And I ran. I didn’t know what to do. He was everything. He gave me a place to stay when I had nothing. Jeremy was everything.”
She continued, admitting she was the one who turned her parents in: “I turned my dad in, I’m not going to deny it. My dad cannot talk all he wants, I don’t care. He’s going to rot and I hope it happens.”
Kepler’s dad, 54-year-old Shannon Kepler who is a 24-year veteran of the Tulsa Police Department, was arrested this week on a first degree murder charge. His wife, 48-year-old Gina Keppler who is also a Tulsa police officer, was arrested for accessory to murder.
Tulsa World has more on what led to the altercation, and the stunning news that Shannon allegedly shot at his daughter, too:
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 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.
The paper says that the elder Keplers were angry at Lisa’s “life decisions” recently and dropped her at a homeless shelter.
The parents are now being held in jail, but away from officers who they might have had contact with.
(H/T: Daily Mail)