Two Victims Shot In Armed Robbery At Tulsa Apartment Complex

Saturday, May 22nd 2010, 10:49 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, OK -- An apparent attempted robbery left two residents shot and a suspect possibly stabbed at a Tulsa apartment complex Saturday morning. Tulsa Police say the incident took place at about 6 a.m. at the Normandy Apartments near 41st and Sheridan.

The robbery victims told police someone knocked on their door early Saturday morning, and they opened it thinking it was apartment security. Instead, two men wearing black hoodies asked for someone who did not live at the apartment.

When the men were told no one was there by that name, they pulled a gun and forced their way inside, police say. The suspects forced all four people in the apartment into an upstairs bathroom, ransacked the place and began stealing electronics.

Two of the victims left the bathroom, and one of them attacked one of the suspects with a sword. Police believe the suspect may have been wounded in the back.

Police say the suspect shot the victim in the chest, and the man had surgery for the wound at a Tulsa hospital. The second victim was shot in the knee. The residents who stayed in the bathroom were not injured.

The suspects fled the apartment on foot, and police believe they may have left in a car as a K9 officer was unable to track them outside the complex. The suspects dropped most of the electronic equipment, which included a 37-inch television, an Xbox and a computer, in the parking lot of the Normandy complex.

Anyone with any information on this robbery and shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 596-COPS.