West Tulsa community in shock after man found in driveway after fatal shooting

Posted at 7:39 AM, Oct 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-05 13:10:57-04

TULSA, Okla. - Like most people along 33rd West Avenue, Belinda Henson referred to Jerry Caudill as "pops."

She tells 2 Works for You he was a father figure to many. Now, Henson is left in shock after finding Caudill in his driveway early Friday morning.

"It was very frightening. I didn't know what I was going to walk into. When I did walk into it, my whole body collapsed and it was just something that I would never want to go through again," she said.

Police said the blood was significant, and Caudill might not have lost his life if he was found sooner.

 "Being shot in the leg, they say you have a main artery. If you hit that artery in your leg you could bleed out of nobody is around," Sgt. Dedlorn Sanders said.

Sanders said two teenage boys rode past the scene originally, alerting Henson to get help. Witnesses tell police this started with an argument. But neighbors said Caudill was not confrontrational.

"He would never hurt a fly. If somebody needed help he would be there to help them. Just yesterday he was sitting at my house feeding this one peanut butter and crackers. He was an awesome person," Henson said.

Now police are trying to figure out what happened and who pulled the trigger.

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