OSBI: Investigation underway after shooting in Nichols Hills

NICHOLS HILLS, Okla. – The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is investigating after a shooting in Nichols Hills on Wednesday.

Police say a homeowner shot an alleged suspect during a burglary in progress.

This happened around 6:30 a.m. Thursday on the 1200 block of Belford Avenue and Trenton Road.

Nichols Hills Police Chief Steve Cox said an auto burglary was taking place, possibly residential as well.

“We believe the suspect was confronted by a homeowner, some type of altercation took place. Suspect was shot at least one time,” Chief Cox said. “While officers in the area looking for the suspect, it was determined we started getting several calls of other residences and autos being broken into.”

Cox said the suspect was shot in the leg.

“The suspect took off after he was shot, was found a few doors away in the backyard,” Cox said. “He was asking for help because he had been shot.”

Police are in the process of getting statements from the homeowner. We’re told a weapon has been recovered.