TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The number of homicides in Tulsa in the first half of 2012 puts the city on pace to challenge last year's seven-year low.
The Tulsa World reports the city saw 26 killings this year through June 30, compared to 25 during the same period last year. There were 53 homicides in all of 2011, marking the lowest number since 2004.
The newspaper says that if the pace holds, the city could finish this year with three annual declines since it had a record 71 killings in 2009.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A judge has ordered a psychiatric examination for a man charged with shooting two people outside of the Tulsa County courthouse.
Attorneys for Andrew Dennehy requested that the evaluation be conducted July 12, and a judge in Tulsa granted that request last week. Dennehy is charged with shooting with intent to kill and reckless conduct with a firearm in connection with the March 7 shootings. He has pleaded not guilty.
A would-be burglar is in Tulsa Police custody after allegedly breaking into a home near 7th and South Maplewood. The homeowner spotted the burglar in the house, about 7:15 this morning and fired a shot at him. The homeowner ran out of the house while the suspect ran into the bathroom and locked the door.
Police closed several streets around the house. The Special Operations Team was called out to aid the officers. Police negotiators talked the man into surrendering. He was taken into custody about 8:30 this morning.
One person is assaulted with a baseball bat, another shot at a Quik Trip parking lot in South Tulsa. Police Officer Leland Ashley says some sort of confrontation between two groups took place at a store at 51st and Yale, then moved to a second Quik Trip near 71st and Mingo…
Several shots were fired. The person hit was taken to a hospital and at last report was in critical condition. Ashley says it’s lucky no innocent bystander was hit by gunfire with the shooting occurring in such a public place.