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Attempted Robber Shot, Killed At Tulsa Home

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Police tape marks the scene of a deadly shooting early Sunday in the 900 block of East 53rd Street North. Police tape marks the scene of a deadly shooting early Sunday in the 900 block of East 53rd Street North.

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TULSA, OK -- A break-in early Sunday turned fatal when a homeowner shot the would-be robber, police say.

Officers say a man broke into a home in the 900 block of East 53rd Street North about 1:30 a.m. and began shooting at the four people inside.

One of the people inside the home grabbed a gun and fired back, killing the robber.

No one inside the house was hurt.

Police say they are still investigating the shooting but believe the man was killed in self-defense.

The man's name has not been released.

The homicide is the ninth in Tulsa this year and the fourth since Friday.

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