Eight hour stand-off turns into manhunt

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Updated: 12/10/2012 10:19 am Published: 12/09/2012 6:59 pm

Tulsa police are searching for a shooting with intent to kill suspect after standing outside the home where he allegedly shot at his father for eight hours 

The incident happened at 2:30 on Sunday morning when the suspect’s father called police and reported he was arguing with his 29-year-old son, Jordan Watt, and Watt pulled out a gun and shot two rounds into an interior wall of his house near East 66th and Harvard. 

Tulsa Police Public Information Officer Leland Ashley was on the scene all morning with the other 60 law enforcement agencies including Tulsa Fire and the SWAT team.  He said police made contact with Watt over the phone before they arrived at the house where officers were told Watt was inside.  When police arrived they said they saw the garage door shutting with car lights on inside.    

“We are treating this call as a shooting with intent to kill,” said Officer Ashley. 

Officers tried baiting Watt out using loud speakers and then just before 7:00 a.m. they threw tear gas grenades into the home breaking the glass windows.  This happened after a mother and three-month-old son came out of the home unharmed. 

“The mother and three month old were inside that is why we could not rush in and caused anyone harm that’s why we take our time,” said Officer Ashley. 

Officers cleared the home by 10:00 a.m. and announced no one was inside.  Officer Ashley said there were a few minutes before they arrived after they spoke with Watt on the phone that he could have escaped out the back door of his father’s home. 

“We are still actively searching for the individual at this time,” said Officer Ashley. 

Watt is white, 5’7” and 140 pounds.  Please call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS if you have any information that could help police.  

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aleman - 12/10/2012 6:27 PM
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His mother spanked him when he was 12 to try and potty train him,thats his problem it's mommys fault

Mayor Maynot - 12/10/2012 5:10 PM
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jre wins the kewpie doll

aleman - 12/10/2012 4:38 PM
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Who gives a damn how many overtime hours the cops worked...why did they have to be called in the first place?...all for the self centered,selfish actions of this zombie...he should be made to pay the overtime...it's his fault...firing a gun in the house with a child present,fighting with his father,needs jail time or an extended visit to the bugfarm...don't understand the liberal,lawyer mentality of some people...find excuses for them,coddle them...spend my hard earned money on them

VinylVixen - 12/10/2012 12:40 PM
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Jordan Watt is a distant relative of mine, who I rarely ever see or talk too. He's been in trouble before, for being stupid. I don't know what this situation was all about between him and his dad.I always thought he and his dad were very close. He is normally a nice guy, though. Although,he is very self-destructive. He will build himself back up and then do something stupid to screw his life up. It's insanity!!

Unwashed Mass - 12/10/2012 10:48 AM
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Too many inconsistencies in this press release. At no time in the eight hours was the mother asked if her husband was inside with her? How did they know she and her baby were inside otherwise? And how much overtime did the 80 cops collect?

jre2830 - 12/10/2012 7:37 AM
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so this women and chiled were the only ones in the house for 7 hours and no one found thid guy. makes you wonder if she was staying in there to give him some time to run!!!

Mayor Maynot - 12/10/2012 3:36 AM
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With intent to kill sheetrock???
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