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Police: no one injured in Sunday's shooting

A local man was shot at after he allegedly brandished a gun and pointed it toward a woman, who was armed herself.


On April 2, Tahlequah Police Sgt. Lane Cobb and other officers were dispatched to Lois Lane in regard to a weapon offense. Officers were flagged down by a woman who said Trevor Patton left in a black Sedan.


“[The victim] told me that Trevor showed up and began to cause a disturbance and yelling outside her front door,” Cobb wrote in his police report.


The woman went outside when an unknown man handed Patton what appeared to be a firearm.


“She stated at this time she went back into her residence and got her firearm,” Cobb said.


The victim recorded a video of Patton outside her door and Cobb said the man could be seen brandishing a firearm.


“[She] told me that she then cracked her front door to see if Trevor was still there and she did not see him. She stated that she then walked to the end of the sidewalk outside of her front door to see if they were gone,” Cobb said.


The vehicle was backed out onto the road before heading east on Lois Lane. Patton reportedly rolled down the window and pointed the gun at the woman. She fired her gun three times at the man.


Officer Michael Cates pointed out a bullet hole to the back bumper of a Hyundai Sonata that was parked across the street. Det. Cody Warren arrived and was advised of the situation.


“Upon Det. Warren’s arrival, we were able to locate an outdoor camera [on Lois Lane]. We spoke with [that resident] and were able to get a partial picture of the suspect vehicle. The vehicle was identified as a black in color Ford Focus,” Cobb said.


Officers were collecting the woman’s firearm when they heard that Officer Steffon Herd and Officer Bo Smith had the vehicle stopped at North Cedar Avenue and East Crafton Street. The four occupants were detained.


Cobb went to that location and was told a revolver-style handgun was recovered in the vehicle.


“Det. Warren attempted to speak with Trevor but Trevor stated that if he was going to jail, that he wasn’t talking,” Cobb said.


Patton was transported to the Cherokee County Detention Center and booked on tribal charges of assault and battery with a deadly weapon and brandishing a firearm.



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