TULSA, Okla. — A man accused of shooting a process server and making threats will go to trial.
Tulsa police seized firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition while serving a search warrant at the home of Christopher Barnett on July 25 the day after they say he shot a process server.
The initial incident happened July 24 around 9 p.m. at the home near East 102nd Street and Memorial.
Police say a process server knocked on the door at the home. Officers say Barnett received legal papers and shot at the process server while he walked away from the house.
Officers surrounded the house, getting Barnett and another person inside to come out. Police arrested Barnett, who now faces charges of shooting with intent to kill. He was later released on bond.
The process server was taken to the hospital and is expected to be OK.
Barnett reached out to the FOX23 newsroom to dispute what police told FOX23. He provided the following statement:
However, police returned to Barnett’s home Thursday night to serve a search warrant in response to threats they said were made against the University of Tulsa and multiple judges.
Barnett was not home at the time police served the search warrant. He was arrested later that night in connection with threatening a violent act.
Barnett was later charged with assault with a deadly weapon.
He is being held in Tulsa County Jail without bond after pleading not guilty to both charges. On Jan. 3, a judge ruled that Barnett will not be able to use the “stand your ground" argument in this case. He goes to trial in June.
Barnett's attorney released the following surveillance video of the shooting after the arraignment:
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