Man shot during suspected copper theft at north Tulsa church, police say

VIDEO: Man allegedly stealing copper, shot by members of north Tulsa church

TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa police are investigating a shooting that sent a man to the hospital early Thursday morning.

Police say they responded to a call about a copper theft at North Sheridan Church of Christ late Wednesday night, but no arrests were made.

The church kept two members at the property overnight for security in case someone came back to steal more.

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Police say the church members heard someone on the roof stealing copper again around 4 a.m. Thursday.

The church members confronted the man in the parking lot and one of them shot him in the stomach.

Paramedics took the man to the hospital where he is said to be in critical condition.

Officers questioned and released the church members. The district attorney will determine if any charges will be filed against them.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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