Homeowner shoots intruder in Broken Arrow


By John Dobberstein, Editor

A man who police believe was having a mental health event broke into the house of a relative early Tuesday and was shot by the homeowner. 

The suspect,51-year-old Dustin Personette, was armed with a shovel when he entered a home in the 1200 block of East Yakima Street, on Broken Arrow's north side, around 1:20 a.m.

Police responded to the home for a report of a domestic disturbance and found Personette inside with a gunshot wound. The homeowner, who is related to the suspect, has not been charged so far  and is cooperating with the police investigation. 

Personette was transported to an area hospital and is listed in stable condition. Upon discharge he will be facing a charge of first-degree burglary, police said. 

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