Man fatally shot at Owasso residence
BY RHETT MORGAN World Staff Writer
Monday, December 10, 2012
12/10/12 at 4:51 PM
OWASSO — A homeowner allegedly shot and killed an acquaintance who tried to enter his residence following an altercation Sunday, police said.
Edward Templeton, 38, died of a gunshot wound of the chest, said Amy Elliott, spokeswoman for the state Medical Examiner’s Office.
At 4:41 p.m. Sunday, police responded to a call of shots being fired at a residence near 115th Street East and 110th Street North, authorities said. Evidence revealed that the alleged intruder and homeowner were acquaintances who had been involved in a verbal and physical altercation before the shooting, police said.
When Templeton attempted to make a forced entry into the home following the altercation, the 31-year-old homeowner allegedly shot Templeton twice in the upper torso with a handgun, Deputy Police Chief Scott Chambless said. The cause of the dispute is under investigation, Chambless said.
“It has been reported that there was some alcohol involved,” he said. “There is no indication that the homeowner was intoxicated.”
A toxicology screen performed by the medical examiner will determine what, if any, legal and illegal substances were in the decedent’s body.
No arrest has been made, and police would not identify the shooter. The Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office will review the case to determine if a criminal charge will be filed.
“There’s been no arrest and no charging decision made by the district attorney’s office,” Chambless said. “Normally, we try to avoid that (identifying a shooter) at all cost unless we know there are going to be charges or we’re seeking a person of interest. If he is for some reason charged, certainly that name is going to be released.”