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.
Two people are killed in an overnight car crash in far south Tulsa. The Tulsa Police Department says the wreck took place around 2:30 Saturday morning on South Delaware near where the roadway curves east and becomes 121st Street South.
The department says two men in the car were killed when the vehicle left the roadway and slammed into a utility pole.
A graduation ceremony is held for the Tulsa police department’s newest rookies.
The 25 police officers and two fire marshals take the oath of office today after successfully completing academy classes. Chief Chuck Jordan says they will be officers-in-training the next 16 weeks before being able to go it alone on patrol.
Jordan says these graduates will help fill positions lost over the year due to retirements and attrition. Another class of 40 is planned to start in July.
A 17-year-old girl is dead following an overnight shooting in East Tulsa.
Police say the girl was riding in her boyfriend’s car when a group of people opened fire on the car. The girl was struck by one bullet fired from a high powered gun. She was rushed to the hospital but later died.
The shooting happened in the 12200-block of East 15th Street in Tulsa.
A woman is in the hospital after being shot by Tulsa Police overnight. It happened at the Las Americas Super-Marcado in North Tulsa. The store is located next to Interstate -244 at Admiral and North Lewis.
Police had been called to the scene after a complaint about a woman with a gun. She had apparently been threatening a man at the local. Police blocked her car in the store’s parking lot.
It is unclear what led the officers to shoot. Names have not been released.