Truck Driver Allegedly Shoots Intruder During Early Morning Robbery Attempt
Tulsa, OK – A truck driver is not talking to police after he allegedly shot a person in the chest during an attempted robbery while parked at an auto parts store in Tulsa.
According to a report from local outlet NewsOn6, the incident occurred in the early morning hours behind a NAPA Auto Parts store located at 6501 East Admiral Place in Tulsa.
Tulsa Police Department (TPD) Captain Richard Meulenberg told the news outlet that authorities received two calls shortly after midnight.
The first call was from the truck driver involved in the shooting, and the second was from a resident a few blocks away who presumably heard the gunfire.
When investigators arrived to the scene, the truck driver, who’s identity has not been released, refused to discuss the incident with police other than to claim the victim was attempting to break into his semi-truck.
Investigators said the victim was found with a gunshot wound to the chest.
He was transported to a nearby hospital where he is expected to survive.
Investigators searched the alleged shooter’s semi-truck and found a weapon.
“The driver of this vehicle has requested some legal counsel before he answers any of our questions,” Capt. Meulenberg said. “Our crime scene is here on location trying to piece it together. We don’t know exactly where the crime occurred. We know it’s in this general area.”
The truck driver is not in police custody at this time as the investigation is ongoing.
TransportationNation.com will continue to monitor this developing story.