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Man shoots his grandson and boy's friend during apparent burglary
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Man shoots his grandson and boy's friend during apparent burglary

Man shoots his grandson and boy's friend during apparent burglary

Man shoots his grandson and boy's friend during apparent burglary

A Tulsa man shot his grandson and the grandson's friend early Friday in west Tulsa after he reportedly caught them breaking into his home.

Police confirm Richard Ward, 69, had reported two previous burglaries in the last few days at his home near Charles Page Blvd. and S. 49th West Avenue, and suspected his teenaged grandson.

Officers add they don't have any evidence the teens were involved in the prior burglaries.

About 7:00 a.m. Friday, Ward opened fire with a small-caliber weapon, hitting the teens in the legs.

His family tells FOX23 News that he's a pastor, and had been caring for his grandson.

He lost about $1,000 cash and firearms in the prior burglaries.

Police arrested Ward one one count of assault with a deadly weapon.

They booked both teens, ages 13 and 14, on breaking and entering and burglary charges.

They remained hospitalized Friday afternoon.

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