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Tulsa police: Shots fired in store after people try to stop suspected thief

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Posted at 2:39 PM, Jun 11, 2024

TULSA, Okla. — A man is in custody after police said he fired a gun inside a Family Dollar on North Harvard near Apache.

2 News was on scene just minutes after the incident. Adrianna Hicks was standing right outside the door as the shots rang out.

"A lady ran out, and it was just like, pop, pop pop pop," Hicks said. "So I just ran, hid on the side of the store, and that was pretty much it."

The Tulsa Police Department said employees and customers in the store tried to stop a man stealing from the store, which led to a fight.

Hicks witnessed police escort the suspect out.

"[The suspect] didn’t look like he wanted any of this to happen," Hicks said, "Like I don’t even think he did it, I think it was more an accident in the scuffle if I’m honest."

The man had a gun in his pocket, TPD said. Officers said at some point during the fight, the gun went off two to three times.

The shots didn't hit anyone.

"I’m glad everybody is safe. I hate it that it had to happen, that it had to be like this, but you know, it is what it is," Hicks said.

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