Two married police officers may have killed their daughter’s boyfriend because he was black. According to KWTV in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Shannon Kepler, 54, and Gina Kepler, 48, shot and killed Jeremy Lake, 19, who was unarmed.
The ordeal started after Lisa Kepler, 18, was kicked out of her parent’s home due to behavior issues. Lisa was dropped off at a homeless shelter in an attempt by her parents to give her a reality check.
While there, Lisa met Jeremy who was a volunteer at the shelter. Jeremy took Lisa to his home and provided her with food and a place to stay. The two soon began dating.
Last week, Lisa, who is white, and Jeremy, who is black, were walking near his home when Lisa spotted her parent’s SUV. The couple walked to the car and Jeremy introduced himself as Lisa’s boyfriend to Shannon and Gina Kepler. Shannon pulled out his gun and shot and killed Jeremy, who was unarmed. Lisa was distraught and ran from the scene.
Shannon and Gina were arrested and charged with first-degree murder. However, authorities are still searching for the murder weapon and the SUV.
Shannon and Gina worked for the Tulsa Police Department for 24 years.