Married Cops Busted in Shooting of Daughter's Beau
Ohio couple had kicked her out of their house a week earlier
By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 7, 2014 5:00 AM CDT
Lisa Kepler, daughter of officer Shannon Kepler, hugs Pam Wilkins on the steps of her home in Tulsa, Okla., on Aug. 6, 2014, the morning after Jeremy Lake was allegedly shot by her Shannon Kepler.   (AP Photo/Tulsa World, Michael Wyke)

(Newser) – Married police officers in Tulsa, Okla., are in jail after the husband allegedly shot and killed their daughter's boyfriend. Shannon Kepler turned himself in not long after the shooting and was arrested on charges of first-degree murder and shooting with intent to kill, while his wife, Gina Kepler, was later arrested as an accessory to murder, reports KJRH Tulsa. Both are 24-year veterans of the Tulsa Police Department and are now on paid leave pending formal charges.

In another interview with KJRH Tulsa, the couple's 18-year-old daughter, Lisa, says her parents kicked her out a week ago and dropped her off at a homeless shelter, where she met 19-year-old Jeremy Lake and the two began seeing each other. "He was my everything," she said. They spent the week at Jeremy's family's house, which is where her father tracked her down. "We were outside for five minutes and that's when my dad pulled up," she said. "There was no argument. I walked away and Jeremy tried to introduce himself and my dad shot him." Kepler allegedly fired at each teenager three times, according to the police report, killing Jeremy but leaving Lisa unharmed. (Also this week, a woman tried to steal a cop car—with the cops inside.)

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ImIsobel
Aug 7, 2014 9:54 PM CDT
Ick, you know what these a-holes parents remind me of? MY psycho parents when I was younger! Control freaks that would beat the crap out of me cos I didn't do or think as they wanted me to. I was a bloody good kid but my father, in particular, couldn't tolerate that I was a strong, liberal, determined young lady and just used to go into these furies over anything I did, what opined on and my very liberal views. I could perfectly see my mother and father doing just what these power-tripping piece of shit did. Poor girl.
BugFace
Aug 7, 2014 5:22 PM CDT
Well, the fact that her parents kicked her out and dropped her off at a homeless shelter says a lot. I mean, I know she's 18 and maybe an f up, but seriously? I know we don't know the whole story, but obviously, she was so emotionally damaged that someone she met a week ago had already become "her everything", so it's doubtful her parents have ever been anything other than awful and incompetent. How do sadistic b*stards like this get to be cops?
Ms_Angie
Aug 7, 2014 4:51 PM CDT
Sad, such a young life viciously cut short by someone who swore to protect the citizens of the city/county he served. My condolences to this young mans family and loved ones. If the article is correct, not only did he murder this young man, he also tried to murder his own daughter. I hope she has family members who will take her in and give her some much needed love and care. Edit: For some reason this stupid ipad is not letting me read the linked articles. Does anyone know if the daughter has any siblings? Thank you.