Police: Oklahoma Mother Arrested After Shooting Man She Found In Daughter’s Bedroom

PAOLI, Okla. - An Oklahoma mother is accused of shooting a man she found in her 16-year-old daughter's bedroom, according to KFOR.

Police arrested 34-year-old Valerie Fowler Monday for assault and battery with a deadly weapon.

"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 they received two 911 calls around 7:30 a.m.

"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.

Investigators said Fowler called "to report that she shot a male inside her house," according to Rhodes.

The shooting is believed to have happened inside Fowler's home, according to police, who also found a gun in the residence.

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 Fowler knew the man she shot, but confirmed they are looking into it.


  • Carrie Tyler

    So leave the man’s name out, 31 years old in 16 year old girls bedroom, then arrest the girls mother and blast her name all over the press? What year is it in this town?? Why don’t they sew a big A on her dress to wear around town? If I find an man almost my age in my teenager daughters bedroom, he’s going to get shot, and now I know to
    call the newspaper and let them know his name.

  • John Joy Stephens

    WHAT??? Why is the man not under arrest? I hope the Mom kept her mouth shut and waited for a lawyer. Join the US Law Shield for your state. Google it. For everyone – do not make a statement to the police. Wait for a lawyer!

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