Sand Springs homeowner fatally shoots would-be burglar

The Associated Press - October 27, 2017 12:32 pm

SAND SPRINGS, Okla. (AP) – Police say a homeowner in northeast Oklahoma shot and killed a would-be burglar.

Sand Springs Police Capt. Todd Enzbrenner says in a news release that officers were called shortly after 9:30 p.m. Thursday to the home where the owner said he had shot one man and detained a second.

Enzbrenner says 37-year-old James Edward Patterson of Sand Springs was found wounded outside the back door of the home and later died while the second suspect was arrested.

Enzbrenner says the homeowner was questioned and released. The owner’s name wasn’t released.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is assisting in the case and the results of the investigation will be given to the district attorney to decide whether charges will be filed.

 

 

Latest Stories

OSU president announces plans to retire

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State University President Burns Hargis has announced plans to retire at...

16-year-old surrenders in fatal shooting of 12-year-old

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (AP) — Police in an Oklahoma City suburb say that a 16-year-old boy...

Oklahoma virus hospitalizations beat prior day’s record high

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s official count of coronavirus hospitalizations has hit a new record high...