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Armed robbery and shooting at Royal China Buffet

After the suspect, Anthony Cox was taken into custody, officers found the gun he used and the loot from the robbery in his jacket pocket, according to police. (KTUL)

The Tulsa Police Department responded to a shooting at the Royal China Buffet that occurred just after 8 p.m.

According to police, witnesses to the shooting provided officers a good description of the suspect that was broadcast over the radio. Officers responding to the scene were flagged down by a witness who pointed out the area the suspect fled to.

Officers spotted the suspect crossing a ditch about a block east of the crime scene, police say.

After the suspect, Anthony Cox was taken into custody, officers found the gun he used and the loot from the robbery in his jacket pocket, according to police.

Witnesses also reported that Cox shot the victim because he wasn't responding fast enough to the robber's demands.

The victim was shot one time in the leg, was treated at the scene then transported to a local hospital, police say. The injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.


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