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Gun Owner Shoots Man He Says Was Trying To Drown Infant Twins

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An Oklahoma man who shot and killed his neighbor says he was threatening a woman with a knife and attempting to drown her 3-month-old twins.

The neighbor who was killed is Leland Foster of Ada, Okla. The shooter is Cash Freeman, KFOR reports, who says he was alerted to the situation by a 12-year-old who had been in the house.

Freeman rushed into the house to find Foster attempting to drown the twin babies. Freeman shot Foster twice in the back, stopping him from killing the children.

KFOR spoke to Freeman off camera telling them that he found Foster in the act of attempted murder and acted in a way that he believed to be right in order to save the children. Freeman told KFOR that he knows he did what needed to be done, but that he is worried that he may be in trouble.

Freeman and Foster’s neighbor, Summer Pierce, said she does not think he should be in trouble. “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.”

The Ada Police questioned Freeman and released him, however he will be required to go before the District Attorney so that it can be determined if his shooting was justified.

The twin babies, one boy and one girl, were flown to a hospital in Oklahoma City for care and have been released as they are OK.

In 2011, Foster plead no contest to charges of domestic abuse by strangulation and arson.