Suspect In Custody After Shooting At Tulsa Police

Wednesday, June 21st 2017, 7:02 pm
By: Justin Shrair

A man is in custody after Tulsa Police said a standoff ended peacefully Wednesday evening.

Officers said the man started shooting at them around 5:30 p.m. when they responded to a call near 25th and Garnett.

Tulsa Police said they originally were called from a neighbor saying someone was shooting at her house from across the street.

Police responded to the area near 25th and Garnett and had trouble finding the house. Then, they said a man came out of a home, fired at police and ran back inside the home.

Police believe he used a small caliber rifle. 

"That they are nuts. And the police are out there to do their job, and they're there to serve and protect you and you're going to turn around and shoot them? That's wrong," neighbor Viki Taft said.

The Special Operations Team was called in and a sniper was set up roof next door to the house.

Police said at some point the man left his house and sat on the porch. They said he didn't appear to have a weapon and was drinking from a flask and appeared to be intoxicated.

They said they tried to talk to the man but communication failed and the man went back inside.

Later, police said the sniper said he could see the man apparently passed out inside the back patio door. SOT members entered the home and took the man into custody.

Police are obtaining a search warrant for the home.

Police have not released the name of the man, but said he'll be held on two counts of shooting with intent to kill, two counts of pointing a deadly weapon and firing into an occupied dwelling.

The man was taken to the hospital for evaluation.