Tulsa Man Shot With Rifle While Attempting To Stop Car Break-In

Saturday, September 17th 2016, 8:46 am
By: News On 6

A Tulsa man fighting for his life in the hospital this morning after confronting two men who may have been breaking into cars at an apartment complex near 41st and Garnett, Tulsa Police said.

Tulsa police got to the Creekside Apartments around 4 a.m. Saturday and learned that two men shot at several neighbors at the apartment complex.

Neighbors told police there have been several car break-ins there so this early this morning a few of them went outside to see if anything was stolen.

The neighbors started talking with the two men when one of the men pulled out a rifle and started shooting at the neighbors, police said.

"The victims were being vigilant and trying to protect their property is what it sounds like, and suspects produced a weapon and began to fire,” said Tulsa Police Sgt. Jeff Edwards.

Police said they don't have a description of the shooter or his accomplice but that the information they have is that the two men might have left in a white Ford Explorer. 

Officers used a tourniquet to help stop the bleeding, but they said the injury is life-threatening.

We have a crew on the scene and will provide updates as more information is made available.