Shortly before 3 a.m., three people broke into a home in the 1300 block of North Irvington Avenue, Tulsa Police Cpl. Mark Shelton said.
Many of the 15 to 20 occupants were awake, including the homeowner, who heard the break-in and got his gun.
Two of the burglars, including one who was armed
, were moving through the house when they encountered the homeowner, Shelton said.
Gunfire was exchanged. The homeowner shot one of the burglars twice in the chest, and the homeowner’s wife was shot in the abdomen.
The wounded burglar, 15-year-old Cody Ray Payne
, left the house before collapsing and dying in the front yard.
The homeowner’s wife was hospitalized but is expected to recover.
The other two burglars ran from the house and were not found, Shelton said. They were described as black, in their late teens and wearing hooded sweatshirts
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