In a shocking turn of events, an Ada, Oklahoma man shot and killed his neighbor after finding him attempting to drown his own twin babies.
Ada police spokeswoman Lisa Bratcher told NBC News Leland Foster, 27, entered the home where Michelle Forrells, Foster’s estranged wife, was staying with their infant twins. A 12-year-old girl—identified as the homeowner’s granddaughter—ran for help after Foster pulled Forrells and the babies into a bathroom.
Foster reportedly held the mother of his children at knifepoint while attempting to drown their infants in a bathtub.
Upon being called for help, neighbor Cash Freeman retrieved his revolver and entered the home. When he saw what was happening, he reportedly shot Foster twice in the back.
“It’s awful because I’ve held the babies and, like, I’ve played with them and I just gave them clothes yesterday,” neighbor Summer Pierce told Oklahoma City’s KFOR.
“I think he did the right thing because who knows what would happen, because who knows what would have happened to the babies if he hadn’t intervened. They might not have made it.”
Police are determining whether Freeman will face charges related to the shooting. Foster, who police confirmed as the twins’ father, had prior charges for arson and domestic abuse by strangulation.