Mom arrested after shooting 31-year-old man she found in her teenage daughter's room
PAOLI, Okla. (KFOR) - An Oklahoma mom was arrested Monday morning, after police said she shot a man she found in her 16-year-old daughter's bedroom.
Police arrested 34-year-old Valerie Fowler for assault and battery with a deadly weapon.
It happened at a home on Mark Ave in Paoli.
"We can say that there was a 16-year-old girl that witnessed the shooting a well as a young child," said Michael Lewis, Paoli police chief.
Police said, around 7:20 a.m. Monday, they received two 911 calls.
"We arrived at one location, where we found a 31-year-old male who had been shot. He was on the porch of a residence" said Larry Rhodes, Garvin County sheriff.
But, investigators said the shooting happened at another home.
"The woman called around 7:20 a.m. to report that she shot a male inside her house," Rhodes said.
Investigators said that woman was Fowler.
Police investigated and determined the shooting happened inside her home.
They also found a gun inside.
The male victim is not being identified at this time.
"He was treated at the scene and transported to an Oklahoma City hospital by medical helicopter," Rhodes said. "His injuries were non life threatening. It did appear to the chief and I that he suffered a gunshot wound to an extremity. "
Paoli police are leading the investigation and said they are working to determine what led up to the shooting.
Police are not saying if the mom knew the man she shot and said they are investigating their exact relationship.