Lawton, OK Man Shoots Burglar Dead
There have been a lot of recent burglaries in the NW part of Lawton and in the county just west of Lawton where we live. The shooter does have an OK CCW permit. Another Lawton burglar was shot in the neck not long ago, he survived.
There is a lot more in the print edition of today's Lawton Constitution. The shooter lawyered up right away: Smart move. The lawyer stated that the resident trturned home and found the burglar coming out of his house with a gun bag and other items.
The resident told the burglar to lie on the ground while he, the home owner, called the police on his cell phone. The burglar jumped up, came at the man and was shot. He jumped up and lunged at the man again and was killed. 911 has it all on tape.
Note that the Lawton Constitution gave the mans home address.
"Burglary suspect shot dead
Lawton Police Department detectives are investigating the shooting death of a burglary suspect at a home in northwest Lawton Tuesday.
An attorney for the man who shot the suspect is calling the shooting justified, saying his client feared for his safety.
LPD Capt. Will Hines said the resident, who has not been identified by police, saw the suspect in the home located at 1701 NW 70th.
Deputy Chief James D. Apple said that a shooting call came into the department slightly after 1:30 p.m. He said a confrontation occured between the resident and suspect at which time shots were fired. The suspect, who also was not identifed pending notification of next of kin, sustained gunshot wounds and died, Apple said.
Hines said detectives were interviewing witnesses Tuesday afternoon. He said the witnesses were cooperating and that should make the investigation go quickly.
Apple said the results of the investigation will be taken to the district attorney, which is standard for all shootings.
Hines said the shooting was the first of this type this year. He said such shootings are not very common."