Woman shot, killed during robbery at Sawmill Apartments in east Tulsa Thursday morning

Posted at 5:50 AM, May 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-18 18:03:06-04

Tulsa Police have identified the woman shot and killed during a robbery in east Tulsa Thursday morning as 64-year-old Vennie Jean Blalock.

Officers responded to the Sawmill Apartments at 12903 E. 35th Place around 4 a.m.

Investigators say Blalock was walking from her car to an apartment when she was approached by two men who tried to rob her. During the robbery, police say Blalock tried to take the suspect's gun, and she was shot in the forehead.

Police say the suspects took off in a car that was waiting for them in front of the complex.

Police are interviewing any potential witnesses at this time. This is the city's 29th homicide since the beginning of the year.

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