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.
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.
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.