Muskogee man shoots, kills alleged robber of neighbor’s home

STAFF REPORTS Modified: March 30, 2014 at 12:39 pm •  Published: March 30, 2014

MUSKOGEE — A Muskogee man who shot and killed a man during an alleged home robbery Saturday night told police he acted in self-defense.

About 9:45 p.m., Muskogee police responded to a call of burglary with shots fired at the 100 block of Geneva Street. Kyle Flood, 30, told police his neighbor Dana Lewis, 46, knocked on his door and told Flood three men were burglarizing her home. She told Flood she escaped the home and needed help, police said.

Flood told police he went inside his home and retrieved a semi-automatic pistol and stepped back outside, where he saw the three men outside Lewis’ home. Flood told the men to leave. When the three men instead approached Flood, he told police he cocked his firearm and again told them to leave.

Flood told police one of the men came toward him in an aggressive manner, and because he feared for his safety, Flood fired one shot at the man’s chest.

All three suspects fled southbound from the home, police said. The man shot was found a short time later in an alley near the home and was brought to Eastar Hospital with one gunshot wound in his chest. About 5 a.m. the suspect died in hospital care, police said.

Initial investigation shows Flood acted in self-defense, police said. Evidence will be submitted to the district attorney’s office for final review.

Police have not released the victim’s name, as his family has yet to be notified.

Police said no arrests have been made. The other two men involved in the robbery are described as white males in dark clothing.

Anyone with information regarding the two suspects are urged to call Muskogee Police at (918) 577-6906.