Tulsa Man Arrested After Shooting Wife In Thumb

Saturday, March 26th 2011, 10:13 am
By: News On 6


TULSA, Oklahoma -- A Tulsa man was arrested after police say he shot his wife in the thumb during a drunken domestic disturbance.

Martin West, 57, is in custody on complaints of shooting with intent to kill, possession of a firearm and domestic assault and battery – all after former conviction of a felony. He is being held on $160,000 bond.

Sergeant Steve Stoltz said West and his wife were arguing in their apartment near 3200 E. Independence when he pulled a gun and threatened her life early Saturday. The couple continued to fight, and West fired one round hitting his wife in the thumb. He then left the scene of the shooting.

About seven minutes later, two Riverside Division officers spotted West's gray Chevy Silverado driving down Harvard and pulled his vehicle over. West was arrested by Tulsa police, and his wife was taken to a local hospital where she is expected to recover.