Oklahoma law varies on defending yourself, property with a gun

Oklahoma law varies on defending yourself, property with a gun

Police investigate homicide after man allegedly shot and killed someone attempting to steal his flatbed trailer. (KTUL) TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — Tulsa Police are investigating an overnight shooting where a man allegedly shot and killed someone for trying to steal a a trailer connected to his vehicle. The man was questioned by police and released without charges. Tulsa Police will talk to the Tulsa District Attorney’s Office to discuss options moving forward in the investigation. According to TRD, the man saw the person trying to steal his property and called police. When officers arrived the man was shot and was pronounced dead shortly after. “The owner of the truck and trailer who ultimately said he did fire rounds at the suspect as he was trying to steal the trailer,” said Captain Jeff Edwards with the Tulsa Police Department. Police investigate homicide after man allegedly shot and killed someone attempting to steal his flatbed trailer. (KTUL) Although the man was defending his property, Oklahoma law is unclear on whether or not someone can defend property with a gun, without their life being threatened. “The Stand Your Ground Law and the Castle Doctrine are very strong in Oklahoma to wherever you have a legal right to be, you have the legal right to defend yourself, but that is very weak when it comes to defending property,” said Don Spencer, President of OK2A. OK2A is a second amendment advocacy group. Spencer said some statutes in the Oklahoma Constitution, like Article 2:26 , […]

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