Officials are still searching for a shooting suspect from a home invasion gone awry in Verdigris Friday.
Terry Jones was shot and injured Friday after a male suspect gained entry to her home. Jones is said to have been released from the hospital with a gunshot wound to her shoulder.
Initial reports from emergency personnel indicated that Jones had been shot in the chest, according to Rogers County Undersheriff Barry Lamb.
Rogers County authorities are looking for a white male suspect, possibly in his 50s, standing 5’6” to 5’8” tall, weighing approximately 300 pounds. The suspect was initially described as bald, but after further investigation, Jones described him as being “horseshoe bald” with brown and gray hair on sides. He was said to have been wearing wire frame glasses and has a brown mustache. The suspect speaks with a Hispanic accent, according to Lamb.
Early reports at the crime scene, located at 7706 E. 540 Road in Verdigris, indicated there were two suspects involved in the home invasion. During the course of the investigation, officials determined there were two suspects, with one driving the getaway vehicle, described as an older light brown or tan Nissan pickup truck with a gray driver’s side door and the word “NISSAN” on the tailgate.
Jones gave no description on the second suspect, Lamb said.
Jones made the call to 911 at approximately 1:20 p.m. Friday after the suspect shot her.
According to Lamb, Jones was home alone when the prime suspect pushed out a screen window and unlocked the front door. The suspect then gained entry through the front door, while Jones retreated to the rear of her home where she retrieved a gun.
Authorities aren’t saying what kind of gun Jones retrieved, but did say she was able to fire a round at the suspect, missing him. The suspect then wrested the gun away from Jones before shooting her with her own gun.
Lamb said his department is trying to obtain a composite drawing of the suspect, which will be released at a later time.
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