Slain teen suspects identified after Wagoner County shooting

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WAGONER COUNTY, Okla. - Quick facts:

  • Three teens are dead after they reportedly broke into a home in Wagoner County Monday.
  • Officials say a homeowner's young adult son shot and killed the suspects with an AR-15.
  • A fourth suspect, identified as Elizabeth Rodriguez, went to jail on three first degree murder complaints 
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Three teens are dead after an alleged home invasion attempt reportedly ended in a shooting Monday.

It happened near 91st and 241st East Avenue in the Wagoner County part of Broken Arrow.

According to officials with the Wagoner County Sheriff's Office, three masked people broke into the house through the back door with the intent of burglarizing the home.  

Officials say the homeowner's young adult son killed all three with an AR-15.

Though they initially believed the son was 19, they now say he was 23-year-old Zach Peters.

The homeowner was also home, but officials say he was not involved.


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Wagoner County officials later identified the teens as Max Cook, 19, Jake Woodruff, 16, and Jacob Redfearn, 17. They say one suspect had a knife and another had brass knuckles.

A 21-year-old female, who deputies say was the getaway driver, went into police custody after the incident. 

She was later identified as Elizabeth Marie Rodriguez and arrested on three complaints of first-degree murder and three complaints of first-degree burglary. 

Officials from the Wagoner County District Attorney's Office said they do not anticipate filing official charges until later in the week.

In Oklahoma, those believed to be committing a felony that results in a death can face murder charges, even if they did not actually kill anyone.

Rodriguez reportedly knew of the home before the incident, but officials say she had no connection to Peters. A witness reportedly told investigators that Rodriguez had told the other three suspects to burglarize the home while she waited in the driveway.  She reportedly drove away when she heard gunshots.

Officials have not named the witness or how that individual may have been involved in the incident.

Rodriguez is being held without bond.

She reportedly admitted to planning the robbery and driving the vehicle.

Investigators say Rodriguez and the deceased suspects burglarized a spare apartment at Peters' home earlier in the day, then returned later to rob the main house.

One of the injured suspects reportedly exited the home during the incident and tried to get back in to Rodriguez's vehicle, but she told investigators she drove away and left him in the driveway. 

The investigation is ongoing, and charges may not be filed for days because of the complexity of the case.

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