Woman Accidentally Shoots Herself While Trying To Fend Off Robbers
An Oklahoma woman has been hospitalized after she tried to fend off two people who tried to rob her at her home in Tulsa, but ended up accidentally shooting herself.
[su_center_ad]Tulsa police said she was outside having a yard sale when a man and woman approached her. It’s not clear how it happened, but the three ended up inside the woman’s residence.
According to TPD Sgt. Dedlorn Sanders, while the suspects began gathering up the victim’s belongings, she produced a gun to defend herself. Sanders said the male suspect tried to wrangle the gun away from her, and the victim accidentally shot herself in the hand during the struggle.
TPD said the victim is in her 20s and is in serious condition at a Tulsa hospital. Her 5-year-old daughter was at home and witnessed the shooting, Sanders said. The child was released into her father’s care.
Police said the suspects were gone when officers arrived, but they found the woman walking nearby and arrested her. The man still is at large, Sanders said.
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