Police Searching For 3 Connected To Tulsa Home Invasion


Monday, May 9th 2016, 6:11 pm
By: Amy Slanchik


Tulsa police are searching for three men wanted in connection to a home invasion where the suspects shot a man, twice, and tied up his wife with duct tape.

The man was taken to a hospital and is expected to be okay.

While police say they don’t have a great description of the suspects, they said they believe the invasion was not random, adding that the men forced their way into the home, looking for something specific.

Police said the three men who entered the home near 31st and Garnett didn’t leave with anything, but the incident has left neighbors like Tony Bolanos surprised.

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"I was pretty shocked. I didn't realize it was gonna happen this close to a family member,” he said.

Bolanos visits his cousin, who lives across the street, daily. He said he’s interacted with the man who was shot.

"I met him one time,” he said. “We were supposed to do a porch, and we talked to him one time. He seems like a really good guy."

Bolanos said he’s never seen unusual activity at the house.

"Hanging around the garage, I mean the kids are outside playing basketball, seem like a normal family every day."

Four children were inside during the invasion, but police said they were not hurt.

"I seen a teenager, a little, probably like seven or eight-year-old girl, and I seen like a little boy, around three or four."

Police are reviewing the couple’s home surveillance video to try and identify the suspects.

Police said they don’t have records of any other police calls to the house in the last year.