Police searching for armed home invasion suspect accused of breaking into home of elderly couple

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Police are looking for an armed man who broke into the home of an elderly couple and stole their pickup truck.

Just before 7 a.m. on Friday, police responded to a home at the corner of S.W. 23rd and Lee after receiving a call about a home invasion.

Police said an elderly couple lives at the home.

"The suspect made entry by prying open a door, went into the home," MSgt. Gary Knight, with the Oklahoma City Police Department, told News 4.

Police said the suspect demanded the homeowner hand over his keys to his F-250.

"Victim gave him the car keys, but what the suspect didn't know is the victim was also armed with a gun," Knight said.

According to police, the homeowner fired a shot at the suspect, who then ran outside. The alleged suspect jumped in the truck and took off, but not before the victim fired one more shot.

"Possibly as he was driving away. He may have hit the vehicle, he may not have. Time will tell on that," Knight said.

A family member told KFOR that the homeowner is 85-years-old and retired from law enforcement several years ago, adding the suspect is lucky the thief didn't do this a few years back when the former officer was younger.

He also said they think someone paid the suspect to steal the truck.

"That's a tough one when you've got somebody forcing their way into your home and holding you at gunpoint. So, the important thing is they came out of it alive," Knight said.

No arrests have been made.

Authorities with the Oklahoma City Police Department say the same suspect allegedly robbed an elderly woman and fled the scene in the F-250. He led officers on a pursuit, and abandoned the truck.

However, he is still on the run.

Call CrimeStoppers at (405)-235-7300 if you have information that could help police.

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