Tulsa police say would-be robber shot, killed


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Updated: 9/19/2013 5:28 pm Published: 9/19/2013 10:57 am


A Tulsa man is dead and police have a man in custody after a shooting at an east Tulsa motel.

The shooting happened outside the Georgetown Plaza Motel at 27th Street and Skelly Drive, near FOX23 Studios.

Surveillance cameras on the side of the building showed the man getting shot. Investigators said the victim and a friend tried to rob a man staying at the motel, but he was able to get a gun from one of them, chased them across this parking lot and one of the alleged robbers got shot.

Police responded to the motel early Thursday morning after a call of shots fired. Surveillance shows the men all run out of the motel and as the robbery victim is chasing them and firing a gun he got from one of them, one of the alleged robbers falls down after getting hit.

Police have Elbert Hendrickson in custody and say he is the robbery suspect and police believe he shot his accomplice. At one point the video shows the robbery victim coming back and kicking one of his attackers.

Investigators say after having the tables turned on them the two alleged robbers got away. One of them goes by the name Jackie D. and police said he drove the man who had been shot to his girlfriend's house near 11th and Garnett.

She then put him in the car and tried driving him to the hospital, calling 911 on the way. The 911 operator told her to pull over so EMSA could pick the shooting victim up and she met medics at 41st and Sheridan.

When they got him to the hospital, he was pronounced dead.

Police questioned the girlfriend and it's unclear at this time if she was involved in the initial crime or if she could face any charges.


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MIA Darwinism - 10/1/2013 6:28 AM
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I love stories like these, I really do. Two would be robbers, I am sure without a doubt already convicted criminals, try to rob someone who is in all intensive purposes just going about their own business when these criminals feel it is appropriate to try to take what they have not worked for. Oh guess what would be criminal, this one doesn't just roll over and play dead, he put's up a fight, and you panic and freak out and pull a gun and shoot your buddy. Oops! Oh then you are to stupid to drive him to a hospital and instead drive him to your girlfriends house and make her an accomplice in your stupidity. I hope you get life without parole, heck I would even beg the courts for a death sentence just because you are so stupid and I am sure without a doubt a repeat offender, but alas you will be out in 5-7 years and back to doing what you only know how to do and we will forever be paying for your stupidity.

Gregg777 - 9/20/2013 1:57 PM
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FOX really should put forth a bit more effort in grammar and in how the stories are put together overall. So many stories I read on here read as if written by high school students. Seriously people, proof your stories before publishing them. This has to be embarrassing to say the least, and if not then I'd find someone with even a small amount of pride in their work to write for FOX.
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