Landowner Shoots, Kills Man Outside Rural Muldrow Home - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

Landowner Shoots, Kills Man Outside Rural Muldrow Home

Posted: Updated:
Tire tracks in front of the home. [KFSM TV] Tire tracks in front of the home. [KFSM TV]
Photo of the vacant home near Muldrow. [KFSM TV] Photo of the vacant home near Muldrow. [KFSM TV]
SEQUOYAH COUNTY, Oklahoma -

A landowner shot and killed a Washington state man after confronting him outside a vacant home near Muldrow Tuesday, according to the Sequoyah County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies say Jim Short called just after 5 p.m. saying someone was trying to steal from his home located on Highway 64 and East 1070 Road.

Deputies say Short was armed with a shotgun when approached pickup and ordered the two men inside to step out. Short told deputies that as the passenger -- James Mathis, 31, of Muldrow -- got out, the driver -- John Elliot, 23 -- accelerated toward Short, who fired twice at the truck's windshield.

Deputies say one shot struck Elliot causing the pickup to crash. Elliot was pronounced dead at the scene.

Short and James Mathis were questioned and released.

The Sequoyah County Sheriff's Office says its investigation has been turned over to the county district attorney's office.

KFSM TV assisted with this story.

Special Features

Community Calendar

Find out what's going on around town and submit events!

Share

See it! Shoot it! Send it! Share your weather pics and videos with NewsOn6.com!

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

Mobile Alerts

Get breaking news, headlines, weather alerts & more on your cell phone.

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive
Powered by WorldNow
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
TULSA'S OWN TM
GREEN COUNTRY'S OWN TM
Oklahoma's Own Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state including Tulsa's Own and Green Country's Own.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014, WorldNow and KOTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.