Homeowner Shoots Suspect in Leg During Encounter in East Tulsa - KTUL.com - Tulsa, Oklahoma - News, Weather & Sports

Homeowner Shoots Suspect in Leg During Encounter in East Tulsa

Posted: Updated:

A suspect is in the hospital Wednesday after being shot in the leg outside an east Tulsa residence.

Tulsa Police responded to the area near 31st and Garnett after receiving information that a homeowner had shot a man reportedly breaking into his car.

Officials at the scene told KTUL that the homeowner heard noises coming from outside his front yard when saw the suspect. It was then that the homeowner confronted the suspect.

The homeowner told officers that during the confrontation the suspect appeared to be removing a weapon leading the homeowner to use his shotgun. 
 
John Becker says, before the shooting, the two men were face to face.

"Oh God, my heart was beating. He is doing something, something is not right, and he turns around toward me, pulling his arms out and that's when I lowered my gun and shot him. I didn't want to kill the guy or hurt him. But it was either me or him," explained Becker.

The suspect was taken to an area hospital where he is expect to survive. 

  • Top Videos

  • NewsMore>>

  • Video of Accused Shoplifter Goes Viral

    Video of Accused Shoplifter Goes Viral

    An accused shoplifter caught in the act. On another man's cell phone. That video is going viral! It happened outside the Walmart in Coweta.A man named Anthony Smith posted the video on his Facebook page on Sunday. More than 3,800 people shared the video as of Tuesday. According to comments on the social media website, Smith followed a possible shoplifter out of a Coweta Walmart and captured the man quickly throwing a shopping cart full of groceries into the back seat of a gold SUV. The video ...More >>
    An accused shoplifter caught in the act. On another man's cell phone. That video is going viral! It happened outside the Walmart in Coweta.A man named Anthony Smith posted the video on his Facebook page on Sunday. More than 3,800 people shared the video as of Tuesday. According to comments on the social media website, Smith followed a possible shoplifter out of a Coweta Walmart and captured the man quickly throwing a shopping cart full of groceries into the back seat of a gold SUV. The video ...More >>
  • High Temps Forecasted For Center of The Universe Festival

    High Temps Forecasted For Center of The Universe Festival

    And it's bound to be a real scorcher for fans once again.Last year, the heat index was over 100. And this year, the crowd can expect much of the same.To keep things cool, the festival is working with paramedics to make sure everyone can escape the heat.Co-Founder, Phil Kaiser says, businesses will also play a big role."Part of the reason for doing it in this urban environment is that you have all of these restaurants and bars and other businesses. They're all air conditioned."More than 110 ba...More >>
    And it's bound to be a real scorcher for fans once again.Last year, the heat index was over 100. And this year, the crowd can expect much of the same.To keep things cool, the festival is working with paramedics to make sure everyone can escape the heat.Co-Founder, Phil Kaiser says, businesses will also play a big role."Part of the reason for doing it in this urban environment is that you have all of these restaurants and bars and other businesses. They're all air conditioned."More than 110 ba...More >>
  • Mayo Demonstration Academy Will Reopen To Ease Overcrowding

    Mayo Demonstration Academy Will Reopen To Ease Overcrowding

    The halls at a vacant Tulsa school will soon, once again, be filled with children.Monday night, the school board approved phase four of Project Schoolhouse.Mayo Demonstration Academy will re-open to help ease overcrowding in east Tulsa.The school will be renovated and expanded using bond money.It will serve students in kindergarten through 8th grades..Amy Polonchek, TPS Chief of Staff says, it's something new for Tulsa."A lot of advantages to keeping students together for that long. You reduc...More >>
    The halls at a vacant Tulsa school will soon, once again, be filled with children.Monday night, the school board approved phase four of Project Schoolhouse.Mayo Demonstration Academy will re-open to help ease overcrowding in east Tulsa.The school will be renovated and expanded using bond money.It will serve students in kindergarten through 8th grades..Amy Polonchek, TPS Chief of Staff says, it's something new for Tulsa."A lot of advantages to keeping students together for that long. You reduc...More >>

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow

P.O. Box 8 Tulsa, OK 74101-0008

Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KTUL. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.