A woman shot at a prowler who reportedly broke a window of her home and threw a hammer at her Monday night, police said.

The intruder, identified only as a black female, was confronted about 11:30 p.m. at a home in the 6900 block of East 18th Street, Sgt. Stephen Florea said.

The home's occupant told police she was sitting on her bed when the  window was broken. She retrieved a handgun and fired one shot out the window toward the prowler, scaring her off, Florea said.

Two women reportedly had approached the resident earlier in the evening looking for her daughter. They threatened to harm the daughter and return and "tear up her house," Florea stated in a news release.

Police have not yet been able to identify the prowler. However, officers suspect the incident is related to a protective order against the ex-boyfriend of the resident's daughter.

Officers took the hammer as evidence and hope to find fingerprints on it, Florea said.

Medics treated the resident for a minor cut from the broken glass.

Anyone with information may contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 918-596-COPS (2677), online at p3tips.com/918 or through the Tulsa Tips app, which can be downloaded from the Google Play or iTunes stores.

​Harrison Grimwood



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