Tulsa man stabbed in stomach outside local business

Wednesday, December 26th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

A late morning stabbing in Tulsa sent one man to the hospital. Tulsa Police say a Reserve Police officer met a friend in the TV Guide parking lot just before noon Wednesday.

The officer's friend noticed someone in his truck, so the two men approached the suspect. Investigators say the three got into a fight and the suspect stabbed the reserve officer's friend in the stomach.

Police arrested 18-year-old Christopher Staples. Tulsa Police Captain Gary Rudduck, "He had a car wreck this morning, and after that has apparently been walking in the neighborhood and we have several descriptions of a white male wearing a red coat, which fits this young man as attempting to steal several vehicles or breaking into several vehicles in the area."

The stabbing victim is in fair condition at a Tulsa hospital.