Accused Forest Acres Liquor Store robber talks

Posted at 9:28 PM, Mar 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-06 05:33:20-05

TULSA, Okla. -- Even excruciating pain won't keep Tryone Lee from telling his story. He's accused of robbing a midtown liquor store and others last month with a loaded gun.


"I just did the wrong thing," Lee said.


It may be hard to understand Lee.


"I got shot in the face," he said.


On the night of February 22nd, Lee walked into forest acres liquor store, ready. 


"As soon as I stepped in there, I wanted to turn back around," he said.     


Lee says he bought a bottle of liquor the day before, but left it on the counter. So he walked in the next day with a loaded gun, which he says he found near a trash can weeks ago.


"I wasn't going to hurt nobody," Lee said. "I didn't even know there was a bullet in the gun."


Surveillance video shows Lee walk in and point his gun at the store clerk, as she gets money from the drawer.


Things quickly escalated. The store owner and clerk shot Lee and at one point grabbed their gun, pulled the trigger but it was empty.


"In the mouth, in the neck, in my arm, in my back and in my leg," Lee said.


It's a day lee says he'll remember, physically.      


"I got the pain and the bullets in my body for the rest of my life to remind me of that," Lee said.


The father of five is asking for a second chance at life.


"It's hard to even do this interview, but God put it in my heart to do it, to show my compassion, to show I have a heart," Lee said.


Lee is accused of robbing ten businesses and will be arraigned on these charges later this week.