We noted in mid-February that law-abiding gun owners were sending bad guys to the morgue at a staggering pace of one every ten days in lawful self-defense.
It appears that we’ll be adding two more home invaders to the pile:
Police are investigating a double shooting during a home invasion.
We’re told the door had been kicked in at the Suzanne Apartments near 11th and Mingo about 12:35 a.m. Thursday.
“We did find two males that were deceased apparently shot inside the apartment,” Tulsa Police Sergeant Gillian Phippen said.
KRMG has now learned the names of the two men are Kejuan Shields and Demario Harris. Another man, Tymalk Love, jumped out of the window and ran away.
Harris, Love, and Shields got into a confrontation with the wheelchair-bound man and his friend, at which point the man and his friend retreated into an apartment belonging to one of the men and locked the door. The three men then kicked-open the door to the apartment and began assaulting the friend. The man in the wheelchair then pulled a handgun and killed two of the men attacking his friends, forcing the third to flee for his life.
This appears to be a fairly clear-cut case of a man acting in the defense of his friend who was in immediate, proximate jeopardy of serious injury or death as the real victim was outnumbered and attacked by three other men. At worst, there may be a case of imperfect self-defense (if the men triggered the argument), but their attempt to retreat (entering the apartment, locking the door) would seem to make this far-fetched.
This incident took place on Thursday, March 12, the 71st day of the year. If the shooting is ruled to be self-defense as expected, it will be the 6th and 7th time this year that criminals were killed in Tulsa by law-abiding citizens, roughly keeping the unheard of “one every ten days” streak alive.