Two people were arrested in relation to a shooting in east Tulsa Monday night that left former UFC fighter Mikey Burnett and his 18-year-old son, Freddie Burnett, injured.
Tulsa police arrested two teens who were booked on attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon after a felony. Originally three teens were brought in for questioning Tuesday morning but the third teen, a 14-year-old female, was released.
UPDATE: A man and a woman are in custody in connection to last night's shooting involving former UFC fighter. No arrests yet @KJRH2HD
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Police say the father and his son were leaving a 10GYM near 31st and Garnett when two men robbed them at gunpoint and shot them around 7 p.m.
One of Burnett's friends –Allan Green-- has been by his side and tells 2 Works for You that Mikey is out of surgery and both he and his son are doing well.
He also told 2 Works for You that Mikey's 18-year-old son was a hero Monday night. Allan says Freddie jumped in front of the shooter and tried to choke him to protect his dad ultimately taking a bullet for him.
The pair have been transported to a nearby hospital. Family members tell our reporters that Mikey suffered four gunshot wounds and is recovering in the ICU. They say he "is lucky to be alive." His son, Freddie, is doing well and should be checked out of the hospital tomorrow, according to family members.
Witnesses at the scene say this makes them worried for their own safety.
"I live around here, so that's really scary," said Sabrina Harrell. "It could've been me. It could've been anyone, you never know."
Police reports originally suggest the robbery happened at a nearby RibCrib. While it was later confirmed that it happened while the pair left a 10GYM, the restaurant released a statement shortly after the shooting.
Our heartfelt thoughts go out to the victims and their families of tonight’s shooting at the 10 Gym near our 31st and...
Posted by RibCrib BBQ & Grill on Monday, February 29, 2016
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