Saturday, February 21, 2015

OK: Almost half of Tulsa Shootings have been Self Defense this Year

In what is probably a statistical quirk, five of eleven homicides in 2015 have been self defense shootings.  Calling them 'victims' seems a little odd when the people shot were the aggressors.  From
Of the 11 homicide victims so far this year, five have been killed by civilians or security guards in shootings Tulsa police have deemed self-defense. For comparison’s sake, only eight such homicides occurred in all of 2014, and six of those involved Tulsa police officers. Tulsa police have not been involved in a shooting yet this year. 
“It’s been an odd year,” Walker said. “I’m sure it will even out over the next 12 months, but, yeah, … it’s been odd.”
Two of the five were armed robbers shot in self defense in a gunfight with a convenience store clerk in January.  The other two robbery suspects involved  were later arrested.  Of the other three self defense shootings, two were by security guards firing at people in vehicles, and one was a domestic self defense shooting of a man by his wife.   The 60-year-old man and his 63-year-old-wife were living together when it happened, even though the wife had a restraining order against the husband at the time.

©2015 by Dean Weingarten: Permission to share is granted when this notice is included.Link to Gun Watch


Anonymous said...

What they are saying is, instead of 11 murders this year, there have only been 6. A drop of nearly 50%. If that trend continues in Tulsa, it's murder rate will approach 0 at an "alarming" rate.

Anonymous said...

Excellent point. Sadly, too "nuanced" for the media and its masters to understand.