TULSA - Police surrounded a south Tulsa home with guns drawn Wednesday afternoon, seeking a teenaged murder suspect they believe beat his mother to death with the butt of a shotgun.
Tulsa Police set up surveillance on a house near 56th & Boston Wednesday after being tipped off that 17-year-old murder suspect Henry "Hank" Laird was inside.
Officers pulled over a person leaving the house in a car.
That person confirmed for police that Laird was inside the house.
By 2 p.m., police set up a perimeter around the house and the stand-off was on.
Neighbors tell KRMG that one man exited the house and jumped a fence.
He was caught and taken into custody for questioning but was not arrested.
Another man surrendered.
Police confirm the that man was arrested on an unrelated warrant.
Neighbors say Laird refused to give himself up forcing officers to fire possible tear gas into the house.
Officers then entered the house and took Laird into custody.
Laird was said to be laughing and smiling while talking with police after his arrest.
Relatives discovered the body of 56-year old Linda Laird about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The victim's son, 17-year old Henry "Hank" Laird and 19-year old Josiah Sklar were in the home at the time.
The pair took off on foot before police could arrive, but detectives caught up with Sklar and arrested him early Tuesday morning.
About 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, about eight TPD squad cars converged on another home just around the corner from the murder scene near E. 71st St. and S. Yale Ave.
Officers approached a nearby house with a realtor's sign in the front yard indicating it had sold and established a perimeter.
A K-9 officer then entered the home and searched for any sign of Laird.
A sergeant at the scene told KRMG that the search was initiated after someone noticed an open gate at the unoccupied home.
The search didn't turn up any signs of the suspect.
Neighbors admitted to KRMG they had some safety concerns with the possibility of a murder suspect running loose in the area.
One couple who lives across the street from the Laird home told KRMG they heard the victim's family beating on her door Tuesday morning and knew something wasn't right but never dreamed what had taken place just yards from their front door.
Now, with a suspect still on the run, they said, "you know, you make sure all the lights are turned on at night."