An Oklahoma man was fatally shot by his neighbor while trying to drown his own children in a bathtub on Friday, reports said.
Leland Foster, 27, allegedly threatened to kill the mother of his children with a knife during the incident and she called police.
Police said they received a call around noon from the woman who said Foster was trying murder her and her children. Police said the woman was screaming while on the call.
A 12-year-old girl who was in the home at the time rushed over to neighbor Cash Freeman’s house for help, according to KFOR-TV.
Freeman reportedly grabbed a gun and when he arrived at the home, he found Foster trying to drown his 3-month-old twins – a boy and a girl – in the bathtub.
Freeman reportedly shot foster twice in the back, killing him.
The babies were taken to the hospital and are in stable condition, according to police.
A police spokesperson told KFOR that Freeman was questioned and released.
It is not clear whether Freeman will face charges for the shooting.
In 2011, Foster was charged with domestic abuse by strangulation and arson, according to KFOR.