Tulsa, Oklahoma – During an exchange of gunfire, a man shot and killed a 15-year-old trying to burglarize his home, police said.
Authorities said Cody Ray Payne and two other teens broke into the home about 3 a.m. Tuesday.
When officers arrived at the house on N Irvington Avenue, they found Payne’s body beside a rifle in the front yard.
A woman in the house had a bullet graze to the stomach,” according to police. She was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Witnesses told police three black males, possibly in their late teens, kicked in the front door. One of the men was carrying a rifle, they said. The homeowner grabbed a handgun.
The homeowner, whose name was not released, shot the 15-year-old at least once in the torso, police said. The others ran.