Tulsa Sheriff's Office Identifies Man Killed By Turley Homeowner

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    http://www.newson6.com/global/story.asp?s=12246529

    Posted: Apr 02, 2010 7:00 AM CDT
    Updated: Apr 02, 2010 9:47 PM CDT

    By Emory Bryan and NewsOn6.com
    TULSA COUNTY -- The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office has identified the intruder who was shot and killed by Turley homeowner, Michael Lish, late Thursday night. The sheriff's office says the intruder was Billy Jean Tiffey III, 19.
    The incident happened at a home in the 6000 block of North Owasso just after 10 p.m.
    According to Tulsa County sheriff's deputies, a couple was entering the home through the back door when they heard a noise in the master bedroom.
    Deputies say the homeowner went to the bedroom and confronted the intruder.
    "He walked in until he got close to the master bedroom, at that time he saw a burglar in the house, the burglar was carrying a sword that belonged to a homeowner, approached the homeowner, the homeowner told him to stop, pulled out his gun, guy didn't stop, and shot him," said TCSO Captain John Bowman.
    Bowman says the intruder then reached for a gun in his pocket, so the homeowner fired two more shots, striking the man in the chest, killing him.
    Detectives from the sheriff's office found Tiffey dead in a hallway of the home, and besides the sword by his side, say he did have other weapons with him.
    "He had a .38 caliber handgun in his pocket, he had the homeowners 9mm handgun, a stun gun and a knife," said Sgt. Shannon Clark, Tulsa County Sheriff's Office.
    Tiffey was recently released from the Tulsa County Jail and has a record of drug offenses and driving under the influence.
    Those court records show Tiffey's last arrest was in February.
    Deputies questioned the homeowner, but did not arrest him because it appears to be self-defense, and though it's not an issue in this case, the homeowner does have a concealed carry permit.
    Deputies say the homeowner did not know the suspect and the homeowners were not injured.

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    I know the deputies said that the homeowner having a concealed carry permit wasn't an issue in this case, but I bet the homeowner thinks it IS a big issue in why he and his wife are still alive...
     
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    Acute lead poisoning! One less criminal we have to worry about in the Tulsa area tonight. Thank you Mr. Homeowner!!
     
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    The station just got word from the deseased family "He was a good boy and was trying hard to get his life together". :whistling:
     
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    Duh, he was just trying to get those dangerous weapons to the nearest police station for proper disposal. Wouldn't want anyone getting hurt.... :supergrin:
     
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    He was probably a good daddy too; going back to school and about to get his kid back. Yadayada. Give the homeowner a medal. I should drive over and shake his hand. Maybe hold a beer summit...
     
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