Man admits he lied about details in Berryhill home invasion


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Story by: Janai Norman
Updated: 11/01/2013 12:34 pm Published: 11/01/2013 12:26 pm


The man who told FOX23 Thursday he was robbed at gunpoint in his Berryhill home has admitted he lied to sheriff’s deputies.

“The gun that I fired, I wasn’t truthful, that was my gun, well it was a friend of my gun,” David Wayne Shaw told FOX23 News Friday.

It was a slightly different story when we followed up than he told on Thursday when he said one of the robbers dropped the gun while running away.

“It was not the robber’s gun,” Shaw said. “It was my gun.”

Captain Bill McKelvey with the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office said, “We have discovered there are a lot of inconsistencies with his story.”

That’s why FOX23 has uncovered the investigation into the alleged home invasion has become an investigation into Shaw who has no twice told FOX23 he was robbed at gunpoint and then exchanged fire with the men responsible.

“Why would the guy sit out there and shoot back this way if no body shot at him?” Shaw asked.

But McKelvey said, “We don’t believe a gun had been fired.”

FOX23 confirmed with McKelvey no shell casings were found, despite Thursday Shaw saying several were recovered.

We wanted to find out exactly what deputies do believe happened.

Captain McKelvey says Shaw is a known drug user and that was likely a factor.

FOX23’s Janai Norman asked whether he believes a home invasion took place.

“A home invasion did not take place,” McKelvey answered.

Norman followed up asking whether he believes it was a drug deal gone bad.

“That is the direction we are leading at this time.”

FOX23 searched court records and found Shaw pled guilty to a drug charge in 2008.

He says while being interrogated about the house invasion, he felt threatened by deputies who he says seemed uninterested in what happened to him.

“When I was being interrogated I felt like if I didn’t say what they wanted me to say that I was going to go to jail,” Shaw said. “They’re supposed to be here to protect me.”

Reporting a false crime is a crime in itself. Shaw is not currently facing any charges, but McKelvey says that’s still being investigated and will ultimately be up to the district attorney.

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