Police say QuikTrip security guard shoots man in self-defense after nearly being hit with didgeridoo

  • Tulsa police responded to a shooting call on Sunday just after 1 a.m. at the QuikTrip located at 1443 S. Denver Ave.
  • Police say that a security guard claims he shot a man in self-defense after that man swung a didgeridoo, or large wooden club, at him.
  • TPD says that the security guard saw a fight start inside the QT and then proceed outside.
  • Witnesses at the scene say that the man also had a knife.
  • Officers found James Middlestadt lying on the ground near the QT with a gunshot wound in his groin area.
  • Police interviewed the security guard downtown and found that his story matched up with surveillance video.
  • Police discovered two cartridge casings in the parking lot and the large wooden didgeridoo.
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