Tulsa Police Looking For 17-Year-Old Person Of Interest In Shooting

Monday, January 3rd 2011, 3:36 pm
By: News On 6

Lacie Lowry, News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma -- Police are searching for a person of interest a shooting that left a Tulsa man critically injured Monday afternoon.

Tulsa Police believe it was a targeted attack.

The shooting happened around 1:30 p.m. at the Woodshed Townhouses near 11th and Lewis.

Larry Fleshman was shot in the head and now police are searching for 17-year-old Jake Hignite.

"The wife of the victim reportedly opened the door and the subject produced a pistol and busted into the house demanding pills and money," said Corporal Phil Snow, Tulsa Police.

Larry Fleshman's wife says Jake Hignite then shot her husband at least once in the head and took off.

Fleshman was covered in blood and conscious when police arrived. They wheeled him out of his apartment and took him to the hospital in critical condition.

Police started collecting evidence and also turned their focus to tracking down Hignite. He was last seen wearing a grey hoodie and blue jeans.

Police have Hignite's name because the husband and wife know him. Corporal Snow says the teen has a criminal history.

"It is believed he may possibly still be in the area. We presently have a search going on," he said.

Fleshman's next door neighbor didn't even hear the gunshot and says this is the most commotion he's seen around the apartments.

"It's been quiet," Chuck Drywater said. "It's been a pretty good neighborhood since we've been living here. This is the first I've ever even heard of anything."

Police say despite Larry Fleshman's injuries, he is expected to survive.

Fleshman's wife was originally called a person of interest because she left the apartment after calling 911. But she turned up around 3 p.m. and is now considered only an eyewitness.

If you know where to find Jake Hignite, call Crime Stoppers at 596-COPS.