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Suspect shot during home invasion in Durant
A 17-year-old male suspect has been flown to a Plano hospital after he was shot in the back during a home invasion in Durant.
Durant police say the teen broke into a home in the 1000 block of North Third just after 11:30 this morning while the homeowner was inside. The homeowner awoke to find the suspect inside. He yelled for the teen to stop, and then shot the suspect in the back.
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Police believe the teen fled first to a relative’s house across the street, and then to a friend’s house in the 200 block of West Poplar, where 911 was called.
The teen was transported to the Medical Center of Southeastern Oklahoma. A medical helicopter was then called to MCSO, and the teen was flown to a Plano hospital.
“”He crawled through the window, the homeowner was there, and shot the suspect,” Lt. Carrie Wyrick of the Durant Police Department said.
Under Oklahoma Law, homeowners have the right to defend themselves and even to kill an intruder.
January 4, 2009
Homeowner Shoots Suspected Burglar
A homeowner shot a burglary suspect on Sunday, KPRC Local 2 reported.
Robert and Pam Cole were asleep at their home on Cloverleaf Street near Texarkana Street in east Harris County at about 11 p.m., when they heard glass breaking.
“We were both jarred awake,” Pam Cole said. “We knew something was wrong. The alarm was going off.”
“Someone is coming in the house and she yelled out,’ get your shotgun,’” Robert Cole said. “I came out of the bedroom and down the hall here, a man with a black hoodie and a fire extinguisher like he was going to beat somebody, was in the living room. I came out of the bedroom with the shotgun … shot him in the hip. He screamed, dropped the fire extinguisher and dived into the hole he came in.”
Harris County sheriff’s deputies found the man down the street. He was laying in a neighbor’s yard and yelling for help.
The man was taken into custody and treated for his wound.