Police: Tulsa Homeowner Fatally Shoots Intruder

Tuesday, November 27th 2018, 10:31 am
By: Joseph Holloway

Tulsa Police have released the identity of the intruder killed by a homeowner Tuesday morning.

Police identified the intruder as Donald Stovall.

It happened Tuesday morning near 49th and Lewis. Police are investigating the shooting which took place in the 4900 block of South Columbia Avenue. 

The homeowner said he heard a man breaking into a bathroom window around 9 a.m., officers said. The homeowner told police he confronted the intruder and shot and killed him. 

Police say there was a similar shooting at the same location in October 2013. 

Tulsa Police Say Homeowner Shoots Man After Discovering Break-In

In the 2013 incident, detectives say the same homeowner, identified as Charles Sweeney, shot an intruder who survived.

Neighbors said they're scared to know this happened just down the street.

"This has been such a nice neighborhood for many years and continues to get nicer - and to think that those kinds of things are going on is very alarming," said neighbor Susan Linn.

Police said they questioned Sweeney and released him but the investigation is continuing.


Scene of a fatal Tulsa shooting in the 4900 block of South Columbia Avenue.
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