TULSA, OK – Tulsa Police (TPD) are investigating a shooting in a north Tulsa neighborhood located near Martin Luther King Boulevard and Apache that has left a home intruder dead.
Police say a homeowner shot an intruder who had kicked in the door of the home around 10:00 a.m. Sunday. The wounded man then ran out of the home and took off in a gray Jeep and crashed after hitting a parked car a short distance from where the invasion took place.
The suspect was arrested and then rushed to St. John’s Hospital in critical condition with a chest wound. The hospital and police later confirmed he had died. Records show he had been shot four times.
According to police the suspect had a 3-year-old girl in his vehicle. She was taken to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries from the wreck.
TPD haven’t named the suspect but say he is 44 years old and the ex-boyfriend of a woman who is also staying at the house.
Homicide Sergeant Dave Walker said a burglary had been reported earlier Sunday at the home. Someone broke a window of the house and stole several televisions.
“The burglary report does not link the person shot to this burglary, however; there is some indication that he may have been responsible,” Walker said.
“The person shot then kicked in the front door and entered the residence,” he said. That’s when the homeowner fired several shots at the intruder.
“We have interviewed the resident/shooter and he has been released pending further investigation and a review of the investigation by the District Attorney’s office,” Walker said in a news release.
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