Elderly Skiatook man shot during apparent home invasion; victim expected to survive

SKIATOOK, Okla. - An elderly man is expected to recover after getting shot during a home invasion in Skiatook early Wednesday morning.

It happened around 2:15 a.m. in the 800 block of North Buffalo.

Detectives say Ken Cooper, 83, was shot after someone broke into his house. After the person ran away, Cooper managed to call police for help.

"I've been shot. I've been robbed," Cooper, who was shot in the chest, said during the 911 call. "I'm bleeding bad. Hurry! Hurry! Hurry!"

Investigators say there appears to have been no forced entry but they are still referring to the incident as a home invasion. Nothing visible was taken from the home.

Police believe Cooper may have opened the door for his assailant and that they may have known each other.

Detectives say they will have more answers once they are able to interview Cooper.

Cooper, who underwent surgery and is now in the intensive care unit of an area hospital, is expected to make a full recovery.

"We have some good information at this point, so we're hoping everything falls together. Once we fill in the blanks, we'll be able to have a better understanding of where we're at," said Det. Shane Thompson with Skiatook police.

Investigators say they have a person of interest in the case but aren't releasing any details yet. Police also pointed out that crimes of this nature are rare in the area and that the Tulsa suburb since 2011.

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