Broken Arrow police are investigating after a homeowner fired shots at a woman reportedly trying to burglarize her home on Wednesday morning.
Officers about 10:20 a.m. were called to the home in the 2700 block of West Natchez Street in reference to a first-degree burglary with shots fired.
Upon arrival, officers were told the homeowner heard a noise in the back part of the residence. The homeowner retrieved a firearm, called 911 and checked on the noise. After walking to the back of the house, the homeowner noticed a window had been broken and saw a white female, carrying a firearm and a hammer, attempting to enter the residence through the broken window, police said in a news release.
The homeowner fired shots at the suspect. The suspect fled the area. It was unknown if the suspect was injured.
Officers established a perimeter and called for a BAPD K-9 unit and Tulsa Police Department air support.
The K-9 Unit began tracking the suspect, but was unsuccessful in locating her. Officers later learned the suspect was seen entering a late-model, dark-colored sedan and leaving the area.
“Preliminary investigation indicates that though the suspect and victim do not know each other, the crime was not random,” police said in the release.
“This incident was the result of a recent transfer of property, in which the suspect located the victim’s address. It is believed the suspect may have arrived at the residence to retrieve property she thought belonged to her.”
Detectives are investigating the incident and have an idea of the suspect’s identity, police said.
The suspect is described as a white woman, 30 to 40 years old, wearing a dark-colored hooded shirt and blue jeans.