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Pepper Balls Force Robbery Suspect From Tulsa Apartment

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Peaire Shukha is taken into custody. Peaire Shukha is taken into custody.
Peaire Shukha mug shot. Peaire Shukha mug shot.
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Tulsa police are investigating an attempted armed robbery that turned into a standoff. It happened at the Sierra Pointe Apartments near Highway 169 and Interstate 44 just before midnight.

Police said Peaire Shukha demanded a wallet from a person in the parking lot. The victim refused, and he and some witnesses instead chased him to an apartment and called police. 

Authorities talked to Shukha for about an hour then shot pepper balls into the apartment when he refused to come out. Three other people in the apartment also wouldn't come out.

After the pepper balls forced the people from the apartment, police searched and found a firearm and some marijuana. 

Police arrested Peaire Shukha at the scene for attempted armed robbery, pointing a deadly weapon, possession of marijuana and possession of a firearm in commission of a felony.

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