Cop parents will rot in jail, according to their daughter, after they fatally shot a 19-year-old man who was walking with her.
According to The Inquisitr, two Tulsa police officers who are the teen’s cop parents will likely rot in prison. The father shot and killed her boyfriend, causing her to hide behind some bushes nearby, afraid of the gunfire. Lisa Kepler is mourning the loss of her boyfriend. Shannon and Gina Kepler have worked for the Tulsa Police Department for the past 24 years.
Jeremy Lake was found shot to death Tuesday night on a street near downtown, according to Tulsa police department spokeswoman Jillian Roberson.
The parents were arrested on a complaint of accessory to murder after the fact. Shannon Kepler, 54, was booked Tuesday night in the Tulsa County jail. It wasn’t immediately clear whether they have attorneys.
Jeremy Lake was their daughter’s boyfriend, according to Tulsa World, Lisa said during an interview.
The teen hopes that her cop parents “rot in prison for a very long time,” she said. The Keplers are City of Tulsa police officers, have 24 years on the force and were off duty at the time of the shooting.
Jeremy Lake was walking with the Keplers’ 18-year-old daughter when Shannon Kepler confronted him. An argument ensued and the father lashed out, shooting Lake, according to Roberson. Lisa Kepler started to run, and was shot at, but the bullet missed.
Lisa Kepler said at a news conference Wednesday that her cop parents had kicked her out of their home a week ago, and she was living with Lake at the time of the shooting.
“I don’t know what could have led them to do this,” Lisa cried. “They didn’t even know Jeremy.”
Police Chief Chuck Jordan said in a statement that “the circumstances around this incident drives home the fact that domestic violence is a societal problem and transcends all economic groups.”
While the cop parents rot comments have been amplified by their daughter, the family is upset. “I as well as the whole department am saddened for both families involved in this tragic event,” Jordan said. Roberson did not immediately return a message late Wednesday seeking clarification on what Jordan meant in reference to domestic violence. The Keplers are on paid administrative leave.