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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa police are looking for a group of people who shot off fireworks directly at officers and a television news crew.

Tulsa television station KOTV says it's the second time this week that police have been hit with fireworks. The latest incident happened at about 10:30 p.m. in north Tulsa.

Police say the group fired mortars and Roman candles at officers and a news crew. Authorities say one officer was hit in the back and a reporter was struck in the back of the head.

No one was seriously injured.

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A judge has ordered a psychiatric examination for a man charged with shooting two people outside of the Tulsa County courthouse.

Attorneys for Andrew Dennehy requested that the evaluation be conducted July 12, and a judge in Tulsa granted that request last week. Dennehy is charged with shooting with intent to kill and reckless conduct with a firearm in connection with the March 7 shootings. He has pleaded not guilty.

Suspect Arrested In Home Invasion

Jun 25, 2012
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A would-be burglar is in Tulsa Police custody after allegedly breaking into a home near 7th and South Maplewood. The homeowner spotted the burglar in the house, about 7:15 this morning and fired a shot at him. The homeowner ran out of the house while the suspect ran into the bathroom and locked the door.

Police closed  several streets around the house.  The Special Operations Team was called out to aid the officers. Police negotiators  talked the man into surrendering. He was taken into custody about 8:30 this morning. 

Home Invasion in North Tulsa

Jun 18, 2012
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The police helicopter buzzes the area just north of the TU campus this morning. It was aiding in the search for suspects in a home invasion.

The suspects were armed and threatened to kill the residents, including some children,  if they did not cooperate.

No one was hurt, but the robbers did take a television set and a Ford pick-up.

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One person is assaulted with a baseball bat, another shot at a Quik Trip parking lot in South Tulsa. Police Officer Leland Ashley says some sort of confrontation between two groups took place at a store at 51st and Yale, then moved to a second Quik Trip near 71st and Mingo…

Several shots were fired. The person hit was taken to a hospital and at last report was in critical condition. Ashley says it’s lucky no innocent bystander was hit by gunfire with the shooting occurring in such a public place.

Man Shot Outside of Tulsa Bank

Jun 5, 2012
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A man is shot outside of an East Tulsa Bank. It happened this morning at the Bank of America on 31st near Highway 169.

Tulsa Police say the man was talking to his EX-girl friend when her current boy friend pulled up. He pulled out a gun and shot the man in the leg. He and the woman then drove away.

The man was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover.

Two Dead in Tulsa Car Crash

Jun 2, 2012

Two people are killed in an overnight car crash in far south Tulsa. The Tulsa Police Department says the wreck took place around 2:30 Saturday morning on South Delaware near where the roadway curves east and becomes 121st Street South.

The department says two men in the car were killed when the vehicle left the roadway and slammed into a utility pole.


A graduation ceremony is held for the Tulsa police department’s newest rookies.

The 25 police officers and two fire marshals take the oath of office today after successfully completing academy classes. Chief Chuck Jordan says they will be officers-in-training the next 16 weeks before being able to go it alone on patrol.

Jordan says these graduates will help fill positions lost over the year due to retirements and attrition. Another class of 40 is planned to start in July.

Teen Fatally Shot on Tulsa's East Side

May 27, 2012

A 17-year-old girl is dead following an overnight shooting in East Tulsa.

Police say the girl was riding in her boyfriend’s car when a group of people opened fire on the car. The girl was struck by one bullet fired from a high powered gun. She was rushed to the hospital but later died. 

The shooting happened in the 12200-block of East 15th Street in Tulsa.

Woman Shot by Tulsa Police

Apr 20, 2012
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A woman is in the hospital after being shot by Tulsa Police overnight. It happened at the Las Americas Super-Marcado in North Tulsa. The store is located next to Interstate -244 at Admiral and North Lewis.

Police had been called to the scene after a complaint about a woman with a gun.  She had apparently been threatening a man at the local. Police blocked her car in the store’s parking lot.

It is unclear what led the officers to shoot. Names have not been released.

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say an elderly woman has been found dead inside her home in Tulslsa.

Officers were called to the house in east Tulsa about 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Homicide detectives responded to the scene, after learning that the woman was wearing a trash bag like a poncho.

But detectives now believe no foul play was involved.

She may have died on Tuesday or Wednesday.

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa police documents say the two suspects arrested in a shooting spree that terrorized the city's black community have both confessed. The documents given to The Associated Press on Monday say 19-year-old Jake England confessed to shooting three people and 32-year-old Alvin Watts confessed to shooting two.

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa police say an officer shot and killed a man who allegedly pulled a knife on officers who were doing a welfare check.

Detective Dave Walker says officers were called to a Tulsa apartment complex Tuesday night on reports that the man was suicidal. Walker says  the man grabbed a knife and started running toward officers.

That's when an officer fired at the man.

Police say the man was taken to a Tulsa hospital where he later died. Police have not yet released his name or the name of the officer involved in the shooting.

Car slams into Brookside bar

Mar 31, 2012

No one is hurt as a car spins out of control in south Tulsa. It slammed into the Brookside bar "33/forty" about 2:30 Saturday morning.

The driver of the car and his passenger were arrested for public intoxication. Also, police indicate marijuana was also found inside the car.

The bar is at 33rd and South Peoria. Police say the bar was closed at the time of the crash.

Tulsa toddler's death being called suspicious

Mar 26, 2012
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Tulsa Police are investigating the cause of death for a toddler. The young boy was found in the back seat of car. Police had pulled over the auto because of erratic driving near 65th and South Lewis Avenue in Tulsa.

The child, believed to be about 18-months-old, was unresponsive when the car was pulled-over by police. The two women in the car told authorities they were rush to the hospital when they were stopped. Emergency crews tried to revive the child with no luck.

Officers are investigating whether foul play was involved in the child’s death.

Sunday fatal crash on Tulsa expressway

Mar 25, 2012
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An overnight car crash takes a woman's life in Tulsa. It happened just before three this morning on Highway 169 near the I-244 construction zone.

Tulsa Police say speed was a factor in the crash. The car side-swiped a guard rail along the expressway, went out of control and landed on the 244 ramp.

The female driver was dead at the scene according to police. A male passenger was treated at the scene by EMSA.

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa police have released the name of the officer who shot and killed a man who allegedly broke into a woman's home and attacked her.

Police said Wednesday that Officer James Comstock shot and killed 25-year-old Phillip Steven Doll on Tuesday when Doll lunged at officers investigating a 911 call that someone had broken into the woman's home. Police have said Doll was on top of the woman when officers entered the home and lunged at them before Comstock opened fire.

Fatal Tulsa Police Shooting

Mar 21, 2012

A man is shot to death by Tulsa Police. It happened just after dark last night in Brookside. The man was apparently burglarizing an elderly woman’s home and started beating her. When confront by police, he charged officer and they fired.


The incident happened in the 900 block of East 36th Street. An internal police investigation is underway.

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The 85-year-old woman, severely beaten in a home invasion near Harvard and Virgin earlier this week, has died. Her elderly husband is in serious condition.


Tulsa Police say 85-year-old Nancy Strait died around 7:30 last night at a Tulsa hospital.  90-year-old Bob Strait remains hospitalized. Both were found unconscious in their home on Wednesday afternoon. Their car was also missing. The discovery was made by their adult daughter.


Elderly couple beaten in Tulsa home, car stolen

Mar 15, 2012
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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police in Tulsa say an elderly couple was found badly beaten in their home.

Authorities say the 90-year-old man and 85-year-old woman were found by family members on Wednesday afternoon. The victims were taken to a hospital and were in critical condition.

Family members had seen the couple Tuesday evening.

When they went back Wednesday, they found a door had been kicked in and the couple's car had been stolen.

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Tulsa Police hold a news conference to announce they have made arrests in a total of seven Tulsa  rapes. This includes last month's pre-dawn jogger attack at Tulsa LaFortune Park.  Suspect Willis McPherson, also known as Willis Sisco, has been charged in that attack as well as another at a nearby apartment complex. In custody in connection with five unrelated rape cases is Michael Ray Harris. Police say it's rare to have serial rapists attacking in Tulsa, and very unusual to have two operating in the area at the same time. Both suspects are now behind bars.

Tulsa Police are investigating a fatal car-jacking. It happened about 5:30 this morning in the 300 block of 43rd West Avenue. That is going to be just south of Charles Page Boulevard on 43rd West Avenue.

Police say the woman was yanked out of her vehicle in front of her home. She was then struck by the car as the car-jacker sped away.

The vehicle was recovered about two miles away at the Sand Park Apartments. Officers are still looking for the suspect.