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Married Cops Busted in Shooting of Daughter's Beau
Newser ^ | 7 Aug 2014 | Elizabeth Armstrong Moore

Posted on 08/07/2014 9:27:32 AM PDT by Enterprise

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."

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KEYWORDS: angry; boyfriend; crime; donutwatch; gun; homeless; jeremy; kepler; lake; lawenforcement; oklahoma
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"What crazy stuff she looked so tough
I had to follow her all the way home
Then things went bad, I met her dad he said
You better leave my daughter alone

"Young Blood"

1 posted on 08/07/2014 9:27:32 AM PDT by Enterprise
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To: Enterprise

She met him a week ago and he was “everything” to her? Setting the bar a little low there, sweetie?

That said, this dad should understand that his daughtet is an adult and it’s her right to make stupid decisions.


2 posted on 08/07/2014 9:32:49 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: Enterprise
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

Was Jeremy crusing for chicks at a homeless shelter? Talk about low hanging fruit.

3 posted on 08/07/2014 9:37:08 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Enterprise
Kepler allegedly fired at each teenager three times, according to the police report, killing Jeremy but leaving Lisa unharmed

Well the killer is a cop, so nothing bad will happen to him. Anyone want to bet the the dead teen will have "made a threatening gesture?" Since the kid is dead, he certainly won't be contradicting the cop's story.

4 posted on 08/07/2014 9:37:50 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Enterprise

When he kicked his daughter out, if that is indeed what happened, he lost any right to have much input into what or who she did.


5 posted on 08/07/2014 9:44:17 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: Enterprise

So this hubby and wife hit squad roll up, cap this kid for no reason and they’re out free on the streets? Cops are special people. /s


6 posted on 08/07/2014 9:46:19 AM PDT by csvset
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To: from occupied ga

Anyone else would be charged with first degree murder.
It will be interesting to see what they do with this case.
It doesn’t sound like this cop thought things through very well to say the least.
When it comes to our daughters we can get kind of nuts, but what did he expect when he threw her out on her ass which predictably lead to her stay in a homeless shelter?
Unless there’s something else to this story I’d say this guy needs to go to prison for a long while.
Sadly it’s just another cop who isn’t stable enough to have that job.
And you would think at least one cool head would intervene before things got that bad.
Very sad story.


7 posted on 08/07/2014 9:48:33 AM PDT by Clump ( the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: Clump

If you follow the links to the local news story the shooter was arrested on 1st degree murder and the wife was arrested as accessory to 1st degree murder. I believe they are both still in jail as the wife has hidden the car and weapon used in the crime.


8 posted on 08/07/2014 9:56:36 AM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: Cowboy Bob

#1. The article on daily mail does not say anything about the boy’s family. There are no quotes; angry, aggrieved, vengeful or resigned from any members of the Lake family.
#2. The girl, or 19 y/o woman does not look like her parents. She appears to be Amercian Indian, maybe she’s adopted. Not that it really matters now.
#3. The youth who died, appeared to be part Black. This may explain the unreasonable level of rage over meeting your daughter’s boyfriend.
#4. Those two must have really been drunk to throw their careers and probably their freedom out the window over basic teen behavior. Some people are complete control freaks, and expect to have their way in all family matters.


9 posted on 08/07/2014 9:58:11 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: csvset

They are in jail, he is facing 1st-degree murder charges, and his wife has been charged as an accessory.


10 posted on 08/07/2014 9:58:48 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

That’s a start . I wonder what kind of story they’ll concoct to justify the crime.


11 posted on 08/07/2014 10:03:20 AM PDT by csvset
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To: Cowboy Bob

He could have been a volunteer at the shelter.

I hope that the young girl gets the help she needs after being raised by those two.


12 posted on 08/07/2014 10:05:09 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: bamahead

Ping?


13 posted on 08/07/2014 10:11:04 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: lee martell

“. The youth who died, appeared to be part Black. This may explain the unreasonable level of rage over meeting your daughter’s boyfriend.”

really?


14 posted on 08/07/2014 10:17:36 AM PDT by arbitrary.squid
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To: arbitrary.squid

I’m not saying this excuses it. I’m saying even today, some people, both black and white, are very much against inter-racial dating. To explain, or follow the line of illogic is not to automatically excuse.


15 posted on 08/07/2014 10:24:31 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: Enterprise

Nothing new with Tulsa cops. Years ago a TULSA cop ambushed and killed his wife with a crossbow.


16 posted on 08/07/2014 10:25:06 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: lee martell

The cop parents adopted the girl and her two younger sisters.


17 posted on 08/07/2014 10:26:36 AM PDT by acad1228
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To: Sherman Logan

Agreed.


18 posted on 08/07/2014 10:28:55 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: from occupied ga

From Tulsa Daily World

Officer Wonderful Daddy shot the boy’s 13 year old brother in the arm and shot at his daughter and missed.

They were at Lake’s aunt’s house.

Lake and girl knew each other a couple of weeks. Lake apparently helped at shelter but was not employed there.

People who have recently been cited or arrested by these two may be smiling now.

Kepler wife hid Suburban and pistol.


19 posted on 08/07/2014 10:30:39 AM PDT by Rockpile
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To: from occupied ga

“Making a threatening gesture” is not necessary. All that is necessary is that the officer say, “I felt threatened.” Facts are of no import, actual perceptions are of no relevance. The only important thing is the formula statement, “I felt threatened.” That absolutely excuses a policeman for killing any one or number number of adults, dogs, infants or whoever else he chooses to kill. As the population comes to understand this more and more, it will become increasingly dangerous for a policeman to have any interactions at all with citizens, dangerous for the citizens, of course, but also dangerous for the cop as citizens come to understand that if a cop cuts his eyes at someone that someone stands a good chance of being shot out of hand, summarily executed as it were. Occasionally a person will simply draw his own weapon and shoot when a cop focuses his attention on him. That will escalate the police propensity to shoot which will intensify the fear and violent reaction of Joe Blow and Jane Blow. At some point the spiral will become pretty radical.


20 posted on 08/07/2014 10:45:41 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: Clump
It doesn’t sound like this cop thought things through very well to say the least.

The only thing he he has to think through is that he has to remember to say to the first person on the scene, "I felt threatened." I am sure he knew that and felt entirely secure in shooting the boyfriend. Maybe he was worn out from overwork and just wanted a paid vacation.

21 posted on 08/07/2014 10:47:59 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: lee martell

The officer forgot to say, “I felt threatened.” How stupid.


22 posted on 08/07/2014 10:48:59 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: Enterprise

Weird. That guy looks familiar. But, his wife?

He must’ve married a pet armadillo. Seriously?!

When did she climb the Fugly Tree and fall out of it, hitting every Fugly Branch on the way down.

Dude, if you wanted out, I think it would have been cheaper to just walk.

We’re men. We don’t need nothing but a blanket and thermos.

Jackass.

Well, you’ll get to stay in a beautiful gated community in McAlester. Lovely place in the summer....


23 posted on 08/07/2014 10:57:46 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: from occupied ga

Oh no, no, no....

It’s Tulsa and this dumb ass shot at his daughter three times as well, missing her.

It’s pretty clear what his intent was...


24 posted on 08/07/2014 10:58:53 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: RightOnTheBorder

There is a certain quarry near Tusla that if you drop a gun and a car in it you are never going to find them.....

Still, you could go to any number of lakes or ponds(which are everywhere) and toss the murder weapon.

A terrapin might find it but, no one else will...


25 posted on 08/07/2014 11:01:34 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: arthurus

I do note that there is nothing in the story about the dogs being shot, so there is at least a ray of sunshine...


26 posted on 08/07/2014 11:03:57 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: RightOnTheBorder
Sorry I should have been more articulate.
They were “charged” with 1st Degree Murder, but I was referring to whether the DA would change it to some other charge.
As an attorney I've seen cops arrested for one thing and the DA charge it as something else.
Also, they might add an aggravated assault as well, depending on what actually happened.
It's not clear whether shots were fired at someone else who wasn't hit.
Do you happen to know what that was about?
Surely he didn't shoot at his daughter?
This story is worth keeping an eye on. Could be interesting.
27 posted on 08/07/2014 11:07:47 AM PDT by Clump ( the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: arthurus
All that is necessary is that the officer say, “I felt threatened.”

I did not know that. Does that mean that if I want to shoot someone all I have to say is I felt threatened? < /sarcasm>

28 posted on 08/07/2014 11:11:33 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: RightOnTheBorder

Okay the names of the charges in Oklahoma are just a little different than Texas.
Shooting with intent to kill in Oklahoma would be either attempted murder or aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in Texas.
It sounds like the dad might get the murder charge as well as the attempt on the dead boyfriend’s little brother and his own daughter.
The fact that this guy is on pain leave from the force is ridiculous. I can’t even imagine the reason for that.


29 posted on 08/07/2014 11:17:08 AM PDT by Clump ( the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: Enterprise

They need to fry both her parents. Too bad it won’t happen until 2033.


30 posted on 08/07/2014 11:23:31 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: from occupied ga

If you are a police officer, yes.


31 posted on 08/07/2014 11:36:39 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: lee martell

Even if you’re against inter-racial dating, which, ok, I’m not sure why that’s an issue, you don’t shoot somebody over it. The woman was an adult and made her choices. You don’t shoot people because you don’t like them.


32 posted on 08/07/2014 11:45:33 AM PDT by arbitrary.squid
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To: Enterprise

Daddy.


33 posted on 08/07/2014 11:49:20 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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To: Enterprise

Who’s that riding in the sun?
Who’s the man with the itchy gun?
Who’s the man who kills for fun?
Psycho Dad, Psycho Dad, Psycho Dad.


34 posted on 08/07/2014 11:50:52 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Enterprise
... 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.

So Jeremy really isn't homeless -- but he hangs out at homeless shelters cruising for newly dropped-off females -- to take home to his "family's" house -- which, just coincidentally, was well enough known to police that the parents who are cops were able to track them down, and shoot the little pimp dead right there.

My guess is that Jeremy is an aspiring young, urban businessman of the street variety, and that he grabbed the girl PDQ from the shelter, and that he was either pimping her out from the "family's" home, or was fixin' to get ready to put her on a corner. She just needed some breakin-in TLC, thus "he was my everything," until the game really gets going -- then it's down, down, down, the toilet.

35 posted on 08/07/2014 11:59:25 AM PDT by meadsjn
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To: arbitrary.squid
Even if you’re against inter-racial dating, which, ok, I’m not sure why that’s an issue,

Oh, good grief. Before I had even seen the pictures, it was obvious that this was NOT simply a case of "inter-racial dating".

36 posted on 08/07/2014 12:07:51 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: Clump

He was charged with 1st degree murder.


37 posted on 08/07/2014 12:11:44 PM PDT by armydawg505
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To: meadsjn
My guess is that Jeremy is an aspiring young, urban businessman of the street variety, and that he grabbed the girl PDQ from the shelter, and that he was either pimping her out..

I came to the same conclusion for the same reasons; maybe I'm wrong, but they didn't shoot him out of the blue.

38 posted on 08/07/2014 12:22:58 PM PDT by LambSlave
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To: Clump

My guess is that the union rules dictate the JBT gets paid leave until he is formally charged, possibly until he is convicted (another reason to love government unions). What I find more offensive is that the police chief refuses to condemn his employees and instead talks about tragedies for both families. It’s not a tragedy it’s an outrage caused by two cops and the Cheif’s words tell me he is hoping they won’t get in trouble for murdering a non-cop.


39 posted on 08/07/2014 1:21:24 PM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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40 posted on 08/07/2014 1:55:21 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: meadsjn

That does sound plausible.


41 posted on 08/07/2014 2:32:39 PM PDT by TalonDJ
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To: meadsjn

And why would any parent who knows that this operation exists and recruits their victims from a homeless shelter knowingly send their daughter there? Your theory makes the parents look even worse.

Unless there is any evidence that anyone other than the murderers engaged in criminal activity, let’s assume the victim was innocent.

He walked up to introduce himself to her father. Not what one would expect him to do if he already had a certain rep.


42 posted on 08/07/2014 2:56:45 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Enterprise

18-year-old daughter, Lisa, says her parents kicked her out a week ago and dropped her off at a homeless shelter....”

Did we need to hear anymore of her story?

She had problems long before this episode, likely many.


43 posted on 08/07/2014 2:59:44 PM PDT by caww
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To: IronJack

Young women from troubled /abusive backgrounds have a limited sense of self worth.

The answer is not to tear them down for it, but build them up.


44 posted on 08/07/2014 3:01:12 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Cowboy Bob

...” Talk about low hanging fruit”...

She doesn’t sound much better. Stupid pretty much says it.


45 posted on 08/07/2014 3:02:32 PM PDT by caww
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To: Enterprise
Poor kid did nothing wrong.


RIP Jeremy.

46 posted on 08/07/2014 3:05:46 PM PDT by Fear The People (When the government fears the people, you have LIBERTY.)
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To: Altariel
The answer is not to tear them down for it, but build them up.

You don't know that her background was "abusive." But even if it was, the answer is not to "build her up." The answer is for her to build HERSELF up. No other person -- mother, father, week-old boyfriend -- is going to do it for her.

I don't think this kid deserved to get shot. But I don't have much sympathy for her either.

47 posted on 08/07/2014 3:21:45 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: IronJack

Emotionally healthy parents do not try to collect their estranged but loved daughter from a bad situation by shooting at her and her boyfriend.

This girl grew up in a dysfunctional family.


48 posted on 08/07/2014 3:25:02 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

Boo freakin’ hoo.


49 posted on 08/07/2014 3:34:44 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: meadsjn
My guess is that Jeremy is an aspiring young, urban businessman of the street variety, and that he grabbed the girl PDQ from the shelter, and that he was either pimping her out from the "family's" home, or was fixin' to get ready to put her on a corner. She just needed some breakin-in TLC, thus "he was my everything," until the game really gets going -- then it's down, down, down, the toilet.

Is your real name Dr. Sam Beckett? Because that was one hell of a leap.

The fact is that Jeremy was a volunteer who helped out at the shelter. But don't let the truth stop you from thinking the worst about someone you didn't know.

50 posted on 08/07/2014 6:47:43 PM PDT by acad1228
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