Ada, Oklahoma - Cash Freeman didn't wait for police when he heard that a man, Leland Foster, was trying to drown infant twins. Freeman grabbed his revolver and leaped into action.
The incident occurred at around 12:30 PM on Friday. Leland Foster, 27, showed up at a home where his estranged wife, Michelle Forrells, was staying with their two 3-month-old babies.
Foster held Forrells at knifepoint, according to KFOR.
An unidentified 12-year-old girl who lived at the residence, ran to her neighbor, Cash Freeman, for help. With no time to wait for the police, Freeman grabbed his revolver and entered the home.
Inside the residence, Freeman saw Foster, armed with a knife, trying to drown the babies. Freeman then shot Foster twice in the back.
The babies were airlifted to Oklahoma City hospital and have since been released in good condition.
Police took Cash Freeman in for questioning and then released him. The case is being forwarded to the District Attorney to decide if they want to file charges against Freeman.
Speaking with KFOR, Freeman said that he did what he had to do to save the babies, and was concerned about possible criminal charges.
Neighbor Summer Pierce told KFOR that she doesn't think he should be charged, “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. They might not have made it.”
Leland Foster's criminal history shows prior convictions for strangulation and arson in the first degree from 2011.
Freeman is a married father, according to his wife's Facebook page.
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