Jacob Redfearn, 17 years old, believed that it would be a piece of cake to break into somebody’s home and rob them of all their valuables. He was armed with brass knuckles and thought that he could easily subdue anyone who might have been inside the house at the time when he and his two teenage friends broke in to commit an armed robbery. Jacob was unexpectedly killed when he targeted a home where the homeowner’s son had an AR-15 assault rifle. The son shot Jacob dead without any hesitation when Jacob tried to break into the house and steal belongings that did not belong to him.

Leroy Schumacher, the grandfather of teenage victim Jacob, wants everyone to know that his grandson would not have died if the homeowner’s son had not been armed with an AR-15 assault rifle. According to the grandfather, his grandson would not have met his demise during the robbery if the gun he was using could fire at the same speed as the firearm possessed by the homeowners’ son.

“What these three boys did was stupid,” Schumacher stated. “They knew they could be punished for it, but they did not deserve to die.”

On a Monday, the home robbery occurred. Redfearn and his juvenile accomplices, 19-year-old Maxwell Cook and 16-year-old Jake Woodruff, kicked down the door of the Wagoner County home and were prepared to do whatever it took to steal as many valuable objects as they could before being caught by law enforcement.

However, the robbers picked the incorrect house. The homeowner was there and he had an AR-15 assault rifle – and wasn’t afraid to use it if necessary.

Schumacher said that his grandson does not get into trouble like this on a regular basis. But when it came to being on the receiving end of an AR-15 assault rifle, Schumacher felt that his grandson, Jacob Redfearn, had no chance in hell of surviving the house alive.

“Brass knuckles against an AR-15, come on, who was afraid for their life,” he stated.

Even though Jacob Redfearn was viciously killed by the AR-15, police were still manage to apprehend the getaway driver,21-year-old Elizabeth Rodriguez. Now, Wagoner County deputies want to pile on as many charges against her that they possibly can in relation to this robbery gone wrong.

Schumacher (above) believed that Rodriguez was the mastermind behind the robbery. This was later confirmed by investigators, as she admitted to coming up with the plan herself.

Although the shooter took a life, Wagoner County officials chose not to press charges. After conducting an investigation, deputies found that when the homeowner’s son open fire on the teens, he was acting in self-defense.

Some people don’t believe that it was self-defense.

“There’s got to be a limit to that law. I mean, he shot all three of them; there was no need for that,” Schumacher stated. “These boys’ families are going to suffer with this the rest of their lives. We have to live with this the rest of our lives.”