UPDATE: Standoff with police ends peacefully in neighborhood near Apache & Yale

Posted at 4:37 PM, Jul 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-17 04:52:40-04

A standoff with police ended peacefully Sunday night in a neighborhood near Apache and N Yale.

Tulsa Police tell 2 Works For You a family member started shooting Sunday afternoon during a fight.

For almost five hours police blocked off several streets near Xyler and N Pittsburg.

Police took every precaution because they believe there was still a chance the brother who they say shot at family members was still inside the home.

"This is just a shock right now because it’s quiet neighborhood,” said Brenda Dean, a neighbor.

Dean tried to get home, but had to turn around.

”I saw all the cars blocking the entry way and then I came back around this way and tried to go home this way and all the police cars were blocking the entry,” said Dean.

Dean spent her evening down the street with a friend while officers made sure no one was inside the home near Woodrow and N Richmond.

”I just want to go home and be inside my own house,” said Dean.

Tulsa Police said earlier in the afternoon a man started shooting during a  fight with his mother and brother.

The mother and brother escaped without injury, but police didn't know if the man was still inside the home, so every precaution was taken.

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Police said officers got a search warrant for the home and special operations team members kicked the door, but didn't find the man.

”The biggest problem is, if he is outside moving around the perimeter and we don’t have a good idea who he is, he’s supposed to be armed, he could come up and ambush and as you all know, ambushes these past few years on law enforcement have increased,” said Sgt. Steve Stoltz, with the Tulsa Police Department.


Stoltz said officers spoke with the suspected shooter on the phone.

Police don't believe the suspect shooter is a threat to the community.

"The majority of his anger is focused on his family and probably to some extent law enforcement, so more than likely we’re, I’m assuming, I’m guessing where he’s at he’s not going to be a threat to anybody,” said Stoltz.