Midwest City homeowner fires shots at intruder

Midwest City police are looking for a man who fled after surprising a homeowner in his house Saturday afternoon in the 2000 block of N Douglas, Police Chief Brandon Clabes said.
by William Crum Modified: March 2, 2013 at 10:25 pm •  Published: March 2, 2013
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A homeowner chased an intruder from his house Saturday afternoon and then fired several shots from a handgun when the man tried to run him down in his driveway.

Police Chief Brandon Clabes said the incident occurred at 2:35 p.m. in the 2000 block of N Douglas. He said the homeowner was alone when he heard a loud bang and his house shook. He went into the living room where he encountered the intruder who ran out the front door and got into a late model red or maroon pickup that was parked in the driveway.

The homeowner followed the intruder outside, stood behind the pickup and ordered him to get out. The intruder put the truck in reverse and tried to run over the homeowner; that's when the homeowner opened fire and shot out the back window and at right front side of the truck, Clabes said.

The homeowner was not injured, and the pickup fled north on Douglas.

Clabes said police are unsure whether the intruder was injured in the gunfire.

Police said the intruder is a black male, 30 to 40 years old, about 5 foot 8 inches tall and 200 pounds, wearing a dark puffy coat and a dark beanie. Police are checking with area hospitals for gunshot victims.

Anyone with information about the intruder is asked to call police at 739-1306.


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by William Crum
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OU and Norman High School graduate, formerly worked as a reporter and editor for the Associated Press, the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, and the Norman Transcript. Married, two children, lives in Norman.
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