OKLAHOMA CITY - An attempted burglary suspect is dead after being run over by a pick-up, according to police.
It happened at a business near SE 19th and Sante Fe early Thursday morning.
"I just wish that I was here with him this morning,” Eddie Watkins told News 4.
However, as soon as Watkins learned what happened to his nephew at a sanitation facility where they work, he rushed right to the scene.
"It's just got me baffled. I was thinking he was calling me to go to work this morning and he was calling me with this stuff,” Watkins said.
On that call, he learned his nephew was assaulted with a bat on his way into work, which was hard to hear because the victim lost his wife to cancer a few months ago.
"I got the call and I drove over as fast as I could. By the time I got here, I parked right along here, and I walked up and an officer met me and he said I couldn't go over because they were getting ready to start the investigation,” Watkins said.
Hours earlier, Watkins’ nephew and a woman he works with showed up for their shift like any other day.
"They saw three men inside the fenced area of the business, three men that did not belong there,” MSgt. Gary Knight with the OCPD said.
According to officers on scene, one of the suspects had a bat and another had a gun. Then, things took a wild turn.
"The female inside the vehicle saw what was going on. At some point, while she was in the vehicle, she actually ran over one of the suspects,” Knight said.
That suspect later died at the hospital.
Watkins’ nephew was also transported to the hospital with serious injuries, but he is expected to be okay.
Watkins said that is a Christmas miracle.
Police are still searching for the suspects.
No arrests have been made at this time.