A man is shot during an armed robbery outside his garage.
Tulsa Police Sergeant Mark Mackenzie tells us two men robbed the victim near East 52nd Street and South Lewis Avenue about 8:15 p.m. Monday after the victim refused to surrender his wallet to them.
The suspects "demanded his wallet cash, says he didn't have anything. They attempted to fire the gun and it didn't fire. The victim then went to run back in the house," Mackenzie said.
More shots were fired, striking the victim one time.
He was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover from his wound.
The suspects left the scene on foot.
Mackenzie tells us that, a short time before the victim was shot, the same suspects approached a man who was walking home from the Walgreen's to his home at the Lewiston Apartments near 5200 South Lewis.
"He was followed by two individuals who then produced a firearm and demanded his wallet...and they got a very minimal amount of money and then they fled on foot. During the robbery they had fired a shot to show that they were sincere that they had a weapon and were serious about what they were doing."
Mackenzie said the suspects were described as two black males.
"One was wearing camouflage shorts or pants and a light gray or white sweat shirt."
He says the other subject was wearing blue jeans and a dark-colored hoodie.