Altus police search for robbery/shooting suspect

Altus police search for robbery/shooting suspect

ALTUS, OK (KSWO)- Altus police are searching for a black male between 30 and 35 years of age who attempted to rob a homeowner at gunpoint late Thursday night.

Police were called to the 1000 block of Box Street shortly before midnight. The victim had just arrived home from work and was confronted by the suspect as he approached his home. The suspect demanded money. When the victim attempted to flee to a nearby residence, the suspect chased him down the street and fired a single shot at his head.

The victim was not harmed. However, the shot went through the wall of the home and lodged in a piece of furniture.

After the shot was fired, the victim picked up the gun that was dropped by the suspect and chased him briefly. The victim then returned to his residence to report the attempted robbery and shooting to the authorities. Altus police recovered the handgun.

The suspect is a black male between 30 and 35 years of age. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and shorts. Police are asking anyone with information about this crime to contact the Altus / Jackson County Crime Stoppers at 580-482-8477 (TIPS). You can remain anonymous and you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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ALTUS, OK (KSWO) - Gunfire broke out on an Altus street overnight.
Dispatchers were told several shots were fired around 11 o'clock in the one-thousand block of Box Street Thursday night.
According to reports, at least three rounds hit a house or houses on the block.
Police initially thought a person might have been hit by gunfire, but we have been told that was not the case.
However, the entire block was shut down for the investigation.
So far, Altus police have not released details.
As always, you can count on 7News to keep you updated as the story develops.

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