OKLAHOMA CITY -- An Oklahoma City teen was shot after allegedly breaking into multiple homes.
It happened on Monday afternoon in the 3300 block of SE 89th.
According to police, on Monday afternoon a 17-year-old broke into several mobile homes in southeast Oklahoma City.
However, a lucky observation by a child stopped the burglar in his tracks.
“A child saw a door that had been kicked in. The child then alerted his dad,” Captain Paco Balderrama with the Oklahoma City Police Department said.
Turns out, this wasn’t just any home.
“Apparently, it was the child`s grandmother, the father`s mom, and they happened to live right behind each other,” Balderrama said.
So, the child’s father entered the home with a gun. When the suspect refused to cooperate and lunged toward him, the man shot him in the shoulder.
“The suspect ran out of the mobile home park and was actually found in a separate mobile home. He was treated at the hospital and released,” Balderrama said.
Police believe it’s unlikely that charges will be filled against the homeowner’s son for shooting the suspect. However, that’s ultimately up to the district attorney.
"If his life was in danger he certainly had a right at that point to defend himself with deadly force. It's a very facts driven, specific situation which is one of the reasons why the police investigate it,” Doug Freisen, an expert on use of force, said.
The homeowner’s son told KFOR that the suspect actually lives in the mobile home park. He was arrested on burglary charges.
We are not identifying the suspect since he is a minor.