Estranged Husband Shot At Tulsa QuikTrip, Protection Order Useless


A man was shot at a Tulsa gas station after confronting his estranged wife with a firearm. He was shot by one of her friends in self-defense and is expected to recover.

TULSA, OK (1-minute read) — A man was shot at a QuikTrip gas station in Tulsa after he confronted his estranged wife with a firearm, according to the Tulsa Police Department. The incident took place near 11th and Sheridan around 7 p.m. on Monday night.

The confrontation began when the man approached his wife and her group of friends. Investigators reported that a friend of the wife, seeing the man armed, pulled a firearm and demanded that he step back and put his gun down. Instead of complying, the man pointed his gun at the friend, who then shot him twice in self-defense.

Authorities have confirmed that the woman had an active protective order against her husband, which he violated by approaching her. Witnesses at the scene corroborated the events, stating that the husband’s threatening actions led to the shooting.

The man was taken to the hospital following the incident. Despite his injuries, he is expected to make a full recovery. Police are continuing their investigation but have not indicated that any charges will be filed against the friend who acted in self-defense.

Safety Tip: Always be aware of your surroundings and have a plan in place for self-defense. Ensure that your firearms are stored safely and securely, and regularly attend training to stay proficient in handling them.

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