You’d think that living in one of the nation’s reddest states, Oklahoma, might make you think twice about trying to break into a man’s house while threatening his daughter. But that idea didn’t make its way through the skull of a 20-something-year-old man in Tulsa, who was shot twice in the chest by his ex-girlfriend’s father on Wednesday.
According to Police Sgt. Kurt Dodd, the daughter didn’t live with her parents but was at their home during the incident, along with several east coast family friends who were staying there to wait out Hurricane Florence.
Around 4:30pm, the ex-boyfriend showed up and started pounding on the front door. After being refused entry, he went around the back and banged on the back door. Finally, he broke the latch on the garage door, forcibly entered the home, and confronted the people inside. That’s when the father shot him.
The Tulsa police are taking a cautious approach to the incident.
“Obviously the law is probably on your side if you’re threatened and in your own home,” said (Tulsa Police Sgt. Kurt) Dodd. “However, the circumstances of this, I don’t know if that law is going to apply or what law is going to apply. Until we have all the evidence, until we have all the information, we can’t make that determination.”
The father was taken to the police station but wasn’t placed under arrest. The ex-boyfriend was taken to the hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries.
Is anyone surprised?
Here’s a brief news segment on the incident via NewsOn6: