ADA, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a man who was trying to drown his infant 3-month-old twin son and daughter in southeastern Oklahoma was fatally shot by a neighbor.
City of Ada spokeswoman Lisa Bratcher told reporters that 27-year-old Leland Foster of Poteau died after being shot Friday after a 12-year-old ran from the home to the neighbor for help.READ MORE: Police: 2 Shot, 1 Fatally, In Car While Waiting To Enter 'Ranch-Style' Property In DeSoto
Bratcher did not immediately return a phone call for comment Sunday.READ MORE: Damage, Flooding Seen Throughout North Texas During Sunday Storms
Bratcher said the neighbor told police he went to the home armed with a handgun and shot Foster twice after seeing him holding the infants under water in a bathtub while threatening the children’s mother with a knife.
Bratcher said the children were taken to a hospital in stable condition and the neighbor was questioned and released by police.MORE NEWS: 18-Year-Old Arrested In Connection To Murder Of Child Found In Dallas Street
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