UPDATE: Texas authorities have confirmed 17-year-old Kenneth Chaffin was one of the teens killed in the Texas shootout Wednesday afternoon.
They identified the other teen killed as 18-year-old Dillon King.
Officials said the two lived less than a mile from each other.
Ellis County Lt. James Saulter said the teens were killed during an attempted burglary and shootout with the homeowner.
“My message to you, son, is come home,” Roland Chaffin said.”We’re all praying that you come home safe and your mom is worried sick.”
Kenneth Chaffin ran away from his Bethel Acres home Monday night.
Roland said Kenneth kicked in his locked bedroom door while the family was gone and got into a safe.
He said Kenneth stole:
-1,500 to 2,000 rounds of ammunition
Kenneth also stole his father’s pickup truck and prescription medications.
Roland said he thinks he may have done it to get back at him for having strict rules.
“Still shocked,” Roland said. “Me and my wife talked, that is not him.”
Roland said Kenneth had been home schooled the last two years after being bullied at a Bethel school.
“No, not Kenneth,” he said. “He’s not that type of person.”
In an arrest warrant issued Wednesday in Pottawatomie County, it stated Kenneth “is known to be associated with a gang out of Midwest City.”
“We want to get him off the streets,” Pottawatomie County Undersheriff J.T. Palmer said. “Get the guns off the street and try to put this to rest before school starts back next week.”
Lt. Saulter said at least one of the teens was shot by the homeowner but he said both died from self-inflicted gunshot wounds.
Authorities said they found several weapons on the teens and in the truck.
Lt. Saulter said the homeowners were lucky they were armed themselves.