Self-Inflicted Gunshot Ends Bixby Standoff

Tuesday, May 5th 2009, 11:27 am
By: News On 6

BIXBY, OK -- Police say a 46-year-old Inola man who had abducted his ex-girlfriend at gunpoint, shot himself in the head after Bixby Police officers tried to talk him into surrendering.  

The incident happened Tuesday morning at Stadium Road and Main Street in Bixby. 

Earl Applegate was taken to a Tulsa hospital in critical condition. 

Bixby Police Chief Ike Shirley says Applegate and his ex-girlfriend were in Applegate's car when they were pulled over by police officers. 

Police Chief Ike Shirley talks about the incident.

Police say the woman, who was not hurt, got out of the car before Applegate shot himself.