SEQUOYAH COUNTY, Okla. - A burglary suspect was found dead near Muldrow in Sequoyah County Tuesday evening, authorities said.
Sequoyah County Sheriff Ron Lockhart said the sheriff’s department responded to a burglary in progress around 5:15 p.m. at a residence five miles north of Maple Road and Oklahoma Highway 64b.
The landowner told sheriff’s deputies he had caught two men breaking into his abandoned house and when he tried to detain them, one of the suspects attempted to run over the landowner, Lockhart said.
The landowner fired two shots into the vehicle after the driver tried to run over the landowner, Lockhart said.
Sheriff’s deputies soon located 22-year-old John Douglas Elliot Jr. with a gunshot wound in the chest lying next to the vehicle, Lockhart said.
A report will be sent to the district attorney’s office for review.
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