Police Release Names Of Two Men Killed In Tulsa Home Invasions

Friday, February 19th 2016, 2:32 pm
By: News On 6

Tulsa Police have released the names of the two men killed after allegedly breaking into Tulsa homes Thursday and Friday morning.

Police Sgt. Dave Walker Police say a 31-year-old man shot and killed inside a home in the 2000 block of East Young Place early Thursday has been identified as Eric Coulter.

Oklahoma Department of Corrections records show Coulter was released from prison in March 2014 after serving time on a drug possession conviction out of Tulsa County.

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Early Friday, Sgt. Walker says a homeowner shot and killed a 22-year-old man during a home invasion in the 200 block of East Queen Street. He has been identified as Devon Sanders.

DOC records show Sanders was released from prison in December 2015 after serving time on a burglary conviction out of Tulsa County.

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Sgt Dave Walker says while both cases are still being investigated, it appears that Coulter and Sanders were both armed with handguns and breaking into homes that they did not live in.