HOMINY, Okla. - Deputies are investigating after a home break-in resulted in the death of a juvenile.
The Osage County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call around 1 a.m. Thursday from a resident in Hominy who reported a man trying to gain entry to her home. Officials say the woman told the dispatcher the suspect was trying to enter after breaking the glass in her door.
A juvenile who lives at the home retrieved a gun and fired at the door, said Undersheriff Lou Ann Brown.
The suspect, also a juvenile, was transported to the Cleveland Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The brother of 15-year-old Cole Davis confirmed his death.
Christopher Davis called his brother a kind-hearted person who struggled with drugs.
Davis said he does not blame the family for shooting his brother. He says he understands they were trying to protect their home and each other.
Moments before Davis' death, Hominy resident Donna Watkins said she was startled after finding him on her front porch.
"I was asleep in bed and my dog started barking so I looked out my bedroom window and saw [Davis] swinging on my swing," she said.
That's when she says she went to the front door and yelled for him to leave.
"I said 'I'm going to call the police. Get off my porch!' and that's when he ran off," she said.
Watkins said what happened is a tragedy for both families.
According to Davis, his brother's funeral has been set for Saturday at 2 p.m. at Western Heights Baptist Church.
The Osage County Sheriff's Office is investigating and will submit the case to the district attorney's office for review, said Brown.