Two Arrested Following Tulsa Armed Robbery, Home Invasion, Kidnapping Incident

Sunday, July 25th 2010, 6:09 pm
By: News On 6

TULSA, OK -- The Tulsa Police Department is investigating a Sunday morning crime spree. It started with an armed robbery and ended with an officer-involved shooting.

The two suspects involved were taken into police custody.

It all started at about 6:30 a.m. Sunday, when officers responded to a robbery in progress at the Walgreens located at 7111 South Lewis Avenue. Officers say two men armed with a pistol robbed the business of cash and prescription drugs. The officers arrived while the two suspects were leaving the store. They fled south into the nearby neighborhood.

A perimeter was established around that neighborhood. Officers were then alerted that one suspect entered a home in the 7100 block of South Atlanta.

That suspect, identified as 26-year-old Aaron Henderson, entered the home, which was occupied by three adults, according to police. Police say Henderson tried to force a man and his fiancée into the trunk of their car. Police say they got there just in time and Henderson took off again.

Police say he was apprehended on the northwest corner of 73rd Street and Atlanta. Police say Henderson was identified by his victims.

The second suspect was not apprehended at the scene. Instead, police say several hours later, someone flagged down an officer who said he had seen the second robbery suspect in the area of Southern Hills.

Several officers responded to the area in search of the second suspect, and at 12:16 p.m., police say an officer saw him near 5800 South Hudson. The suspect fled again. The officer then found the suspect in a backyard in the 5700 block of East 56th Street.

Police say the suspect was armed with a pistol. Sgt. Brown fired one shot, missing the suspect, according to police. The suspect dropped his weapon and continued running. Another officer took the suspect into custody a short distance away.

"We really depend on the citizens in locations in the area that may witness things or see things and it really helps in our investigation. Without the citizens help, it would have been difficult for us to find the suspects," said Sgt. Sandy Bayles, Tulsa Police.

Police say the second suspect, a 17-year-old male, is considered a minor. Right now, investigators are looking at the crimes he's accused of and whether he has a criminal history. He could be recertified as an adult, depending on the investigation

Aaron Henderson was arrested by Tulsa Police on complaints of four counts of armed robbery, two counts of kidnapping and first-degree burglary.