Tulsa police shot a husband suspected of killing his wife Wednesday night. It happened around 10:30p.m. in the 2000 block of North Delaware Avenue.
It's a case that has neighbors talking. "I freaked out I seen nothing but yellow tape and cars everywhere," Mike Carnigy told Tulsa's Channel 8. Neighbors like him, feared the worst and they were right. One of their own was dead. Police found Joyce Lozada's body inside the home. They think her husband 57 year old Jose Lozada shot her. An officer shot him after they say he pointed a gun at them.
Carla Self says she came running after she heard about the chaos. She's shocked and says she just saw Joyce not too long ago. "It was her birthday matter of fact, that day she was going out. She was doing good she was a nice lady, but she stays to herself. It's sad, really sad," she said.
Tulsa police say the couple was going through a divorce, and Joyce had filed a protective order against her husband.
DVIS didn't comment specifically on this case. However, it says domestic violence can happen to any one at any age and that getting help is key, but it goes beyond filing for protection. "It might be anything from changing locks, to changing the way they drive to work, to alerting neighbors so there are steps that are discussed," said Counseling Director Missy Iski. She says DVIS can help every step of the way, but Mike says he's surprised that domestic violence might have been in play here. "He was real nice, church going. He raised is daughter, seen him raise his daughter for the past 20 years. Perfect little girl, works since she was 16, good grades," he explained.
Jose Lozada is recovering in the hospital. Once he's out, he could face murder charges. Police have identified the officer who shot him as 27 year old Ian Adair. He's been with TPD since 2007.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence you can all the 24 hour crisis hotline at 918-7HELPME.