July 22, 2011 … In Tulsa, Okahoma, three teenagers (ages 15, 16, and 17) pried though bars and broke a window to gain entry into a house. The homeowner, Antonio Tyes, heard the window in his daughter’s bedroom break, grabbed a pistol, saw an intruder who appeared to have a gun, and fired several rounds. The intruders fled. Police searched the neighborhood, followed a trail of blood, and found the teenagers. One, who had a bullet wound in the arm, was taken for medical treatment. The other two were arrested.
About a year ago, Tyes, suffered his first home invasion, also an intrusion by teenagers, in which jewelry, electronics, and power tools were stolen. “They cut through the bars,” Tyes said. “It was the second time my house has been broken into, and they came in the same way.”
This time Tyes was prepared, but he has expressed regret at having had to shoot. In this report from KTUL in Tulsa the police advised homeoweners to be smart and know their capabilities, noting that “property can be replaced but lives can’t.”