Four Tulsa men were arrested for burglarizing a woman's house and shooting her dog to death Saturday evening.
Deedra Taylor, who was not home at the time of the burglary, told News On 6 the dog was just trying to protect her property. She said it is very hard to explain what happened to her kids, and a puppy is still missing.
Taylor credited aware neighbors for helping to apprehend the burglars.
Police arrested four men in connection to the burglary and say a fifth man is still on the loose.
"As the police said, if it wasn't for... the neighbor, he ran after him," Taylor said. "If it wasn't for him, they wouldn't have caught [them]. I don't know why he did it. He's awesome. I don't know how to thank him either."
Dominique Wilson, 21; Tyler Prince, 19; Dwayne Demons, 18; and Lloyd Trotter, 20, are in Tulsa County Jail on complaints of burglary, cruelty to animals, and resisting arrest.
Police were called to a home in the 100 block of South Xanthus Avenue at 6:30 p.m. on reports that there were several people in the area with firearms and shots had been fired.
When police arrived at the residence, they saw a man wearing blue latex gloves standing in the back doorway. When he saw police the man went back inside and shut the door, the report states.
Police say a few minutes later, several men ran from the house.
Officers spotted Dominique Wilson carrying an SKS assault rifle stolen from the residence, according to the arrest report. Wilson ran, dropping the rifle. He was taken into custody and officers found a bag of marijuana, digital scales and one blue latex glove, the report states.
All four men were taken into custody on complaints of second degree burglary, cruelty to animals, and resisting arrest.
In addition to those charges Wilson faces complaints of possession of stolen property and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute; Prince a possession of marijuana complaint; Trotter possession of a prescription drug (Xanax) and possession of stolen property, and Demons possession of a prescription drug (Oxycodone).
The fifth man got away.
If you have any information about this crime, please call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS.