OKLAHOMA CITY – One man is dead after an attempted home invasion in northeast Oklahoma City.
Around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, police said they were called to reports of a shooting outside of a house near N.E. 30th and Prospect.
A man living in the home told police he grabbed his gun when he heard people trying to break in.
“The resident armed himself, went to the door, looked out, found three suspects out there. One of them appeared to be armed,” said MSgt. Gary Knight.
Police said one of the suspects was holding a BB gun that did not have an orange tip on it, so it appeared to be a real firearm.
The resident chased the suspects outside of the home.
That is when one of the suspects pointed the BB gun toward the resident.
Feeling threatened, the resident fired off a fatal shot.
“We’ve all seen, unfortunately, that, sometimes, these can end up in tragic circumstances,” Knight said. “So, it’s never a good idea to carry one and point it at someone, particularly someone you don’t know.”
The other two suspects are still on the run.
“It’s really kind of upsetting with a school being here,” said Hamilton B. Ware, a concerned neighbor.
Ware said he was awakened by the commotion.
“We’re living in a time now when they walk the streets all times of night, and it’s not a good thing,” Ware said.
Ware hopes the other two men involved in the attempted home invasion are caught soon.
“When we work for things that we own, it’s not good for someone to come and take it,” said Ware.
Police said, as of now, no charges are being filed against the shooter.
All evidence will be presented to the District Attorney’s office for review.