Neighbor shoots, kills man who was allegedly trying to drown twin babies in Oklahoma

Posted at 7:40 AM, Jun 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-05 12:55:59-04

ADA, Okla. — An Oklahoma man shot and killed his neighbor who was allegedly tried to drown two infants in a bathtub during an apparent domestic dispute, according to KFOR.

Officials said Leland Foster allegedly threatened the children's mother with a knife during the June 2 incident. A 12-year-old girl who was inside the home ran to a neighbor's house for help.

The neighbor, Cash Freeman, rushed to the home to find Foster trying to drown the 3-month-old twins, a boy and a girl, in the bathtub.

Freeman shot Foster twice in the back with a gun.

Leeland Foster allegedly threatened his 3-month-old twins' mother at knifepoint as he tried to drown the babies on June 5, 2017, in Oklahoma. (KFOR)

Freeman told KFOR he did what he had to do to save the babies. However, he told us he was concerned that he could face legal trouble.

Summer Pierce, a neighbor, doesn't believe he should be.

“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," Pierce told KFOR. "They might not have made it.”

A spokesperson for Ada police told KFOR that Freeman was questioned and released. The district attorney will determine if the shooting was a justified homicide.

The babies were flown to a hospital, treated and released. Their grandfather told KXII he's happy the twins are safe and OK.