Police: Woman shot to death during attempted robbery in east Tulsa
TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) —
Tulsa police are investigating after a woman was shot to death during a possible robbery in east Tulsa.
Officers responded around 3:30 a.m. Thursday to the Sawmill Apartments near South 129th East Avenue and East 35th Street and found a woman -- identified as 64-year-old Vennie Jean Blaclock -- who had been shot in the forehead. Detectives believe Blaclock had just gotten out of her car and was walking to her apartment when she was approached by two men.
Police said detectives believe the men were armed with a gun and demanded her property. Blaclock struggled to grab the gun before it went off, according to police.
Her neighbor, Sergio Beltran said he found her body after hearing a loud noise outside.
"It sounded like someone banged on my door with a stick," he said. "I got up suddenly and yelled I’ve got a gun and I’m expecting someone to bust my door down.”
Instead, he saw his neighbor on the ground outside his front door with a gunshot to her forehead.
“I went around her, looked at her, wanted to give her CPR but I could see she was gone already," Beltran said.
Officers said the suspects ran away northbound. A K-9 tracked the men's path but then lost it. Officers believe the suspects may have had another car parked on the other side of the complex to get away.