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Man arrested after standoff at east Tulsa apartment complex

Posted at 11:11 AM, May 19, 2024

TULSA, Okla. — A man is in custody after an armed standoff with Tulsa police late on May 18.

Tulsa police arrested Cochise Burns, 57, for allegedly pointing a deadly weapon, threatening a violent act, possession of a firearm as a convicted felon, and obstruction of justice.

TPD received a call a little before 7:30 p.m. on May 18. The caller told officers her neighbor's uncle threatened to shoot them.

According to TPD, Burns was staying with his nephew since getting out of prison on May 16. During his stay, the nephew returned a gun to Burns he'd been keeping while Burns was in prison.

Police said Burns and the caller were drunk and arguing, and Burns allegedly pulled out the gun and threatened to kill him.

The victim called the police from a neighbor's house.

Officers arrived and tried to arrest Burns, who stepped out of the apartment multiple times but refused to talk to officers.

After multiple hours, the Special Operations Team broke two windows of the apartment with a beanbag launcher. Burns stepped out of the apartment and was arrested.

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