TPD: Homeowner Arrested For Shooting At Burglars With Stolen Gun

Tuesday, July 31st 2018, 6:19 pm
By: Amy Avery

A homeowner is in jail after he called police because people were breaking into his home.

It’s because of what officers found after he shot at the would-be burglars.

Tulsa Police responded to reports of shots fired in the 4800 block of East King around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Investigators are still looking for multiple suspects who attempted to break into Robert Doxey’s home.  However, while investigating, officers discovered that the gun Doxey used was stolen and could be connected to several crimes across Green Country.

Jan Wyman, a neighbor, says she’s lived in the neighborhood near Latimer and Yale for 13 years.  She says it used to be a quiet neighborhood, but a lot has changed.

“It’s not even safe for the kids to be out and playing anymore,” she said.  “I mean, you’ll hear gunshots going off.  You’ll see people running up and down the street like running from the law.”

Wyman says people have even broken into her home before and it’s not rare to see officers responding to the neighborhood.

“It can happen during the day.  It can happen at night.  People just don’t care anymore,” she said.

On Tuesday, police responded to a home just a few doors down from Wyman, where the homeowner shot at people he says were breaking in.

“There was no sign of him hitting anyone or anything like that,” said Tulsa Police Captain Mike Williams.

Williams says they ran a few of the shell casings from the gun used and it came back as stolen from Muskogee.

“At that point, we went from him being a burglary victim to possession of a stolen firearm suspect,” he said.

Doxey was arrested at the scene and booked into the Tulsa County Jail.  Officers say they are still looking for the people who tried to break in, but at this time, they don’t have a suspect description so they are asking neighbors to be alert.