Cop Parents Charged With Killing Their 18-Year-Old Daughter's Boyfriend

A married couple, both police officers, were arrested in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for gunning down a 19-year-old boy, who cops say is Jeremey Lake, their 18-year-old daughter's boyfriend. The young man reportedly took in the teen after her mom and dad kicked her out of their house.

Shannon and Gina Kepler, who have both been cops for 24 years each, turned themselves in after their daughter, Lisa, reportedly called the police department to report that her parents killed her boyfriend and then shot a gun at her. Lisa told reporters she hoped her parents would "rot in prison for a very long time."

Of course, the burning question in most of our minds is: how does something like this just happen? According to the Keplers' friends, trouble has been brewing within the family for years. Shannon and Gina reportedly adopted Lisa when she was 6. They found out the little girl was diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder, which is when a bond or attachment isn't easily formed and behavioral issues can result.

The suspects reportedly adopted Lisa's younger sister, too, and spent a lot of money to help treat their daughter. Their friends say nothing worked and they were at the end of their rope after she had been kicked out of several programs. They reportedly recently dropped Lisa off in front of a homeless shelter in Tulsa.

The teen says she met Jeremey at the shelter and he invited her to stay with him at his family's home.

Jeremey and Lisa were walking by his home on the night the incident took place when her parents allegedly drove up to them in an SUV. Lisa says Jeremey attempted to approach them and introduce himself when Shannon fired a gun at him and killed him. The girl then hid behind bushes while her father shot at her before he and her mother sped away, according to Lisa.

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Shannon is being charged with first-degree murder and shooting with intent to kill, while his wife is accused of being an accessory to murder. The couple is being held without bail.

Assuming they are guilty, why do you think this teen's parents would resort to murder?


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nonmember avatar brian

Cops have to control people, and the closer you are to them the more control they feel entitled too. The young man took away what little control they had over there daughter, and they couldn't handle it. Cops are not saints nor are they machines. They are just as capable as any other human of heinous crimes. Add that to the fact that they are desensitized to the law as it pertains to them personally and you get shit like this.

Jeana... JeanaJaybird

My goodness, that is horrible .. Hopefully the rest of the story will come out and we will find out if mom and dad were justified in their doing. I'm sorry but I will never believe that they did this completely unprovoked. Just rolled on up and all the boy was trying to do was meet the parents .. I call b.s. .. However, taking a life is a very serious occurrence and if this outcome was not warranted then agree with their daughter -- they deserve to rot.

hmdfe... hmdfeather

This is a very sad story, but lets not lump all Police Officers in to the "control freak" category. My father is an officer and he would gladly give his life to save a complete stranger with out a second thought. That is something that I know I couldnt do. I honestly dont care for ppl enough to give up a life with my friends and family for that. But he does, and so do many other officers out there.  There is a good and bad side to everyone, but please dont just assume all Cops are bad. 

Prayers for the family... 

nonmember avatar Michael

Brian is right on target for a lot of LEOs. The people who want authority over others are very often the people who should not have that authority.

Einyn Einyn

That's an over generalization if I ever heard one. These people shouldn't have adopted if they weren't prepared for the issues it could entail.

nonmember avatar Me

Seems questionable to me...if the parents dropped her off at a shelter then apparently they didn't want her so why would they go looking for her?? Yeah there are bad cops in this world but not all are. If they wanted to be control freaks they would of never kicked her out. Geez...some people hear "cops" and automatically go into "their all ass's" mode. The only story your reading here is what the girl is saying....I'm sure their is a whole other part of this story.

nonmember avatar Allen Andrews

Probably mad that he appears to be of mixed race. Burn in Hell Satan cronies.

Zayle... Zayleebelle

Thank you hmdfeather :) I have a lot of cops in my family n that are friends if my family! I'm not saying they did or didn't do it but if the girl has issues maybe she lied but if she didn't lie then they deserve jail time

Mom2S... Mom2Selena

Am I the only one seeing that the girl was not the one saying trouble has been brewing for awhile but FAMILY FRIENDS

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