Police arrested a 21-year-old Lawton man Wednesday after he was shot during an alleged attempted break-in.
LPD Sgt. Henry Bryant said he met with a 23-year-old woman at her home in the 6300 block Northwest Oak Avenue around 11 a.m. She told Bryant that she had heard someone knocking loudly on her door but when she asked "Who is it?" received no reply. When the suspect began kicking the door, the woman said she moved her couch in front of it to make a barricade, the report states. The man began knocking on her front windows so she went to her bedroom. However, the man followed. When she saw the man at her bedroom window and attempting to get inside, the woman said she grabbed her pistol and fired in his direction and he fled, Bryant said. The woman described the man as wearing a towel on his head.
Bryant said the 21-year-old man went Comanche County Memorial Hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to his left arm. He told police that he'd suffered the injury at a different location and under different circumstances, but that was determined to be false. Once his injury was treated and he was released, the man was taken into custody and identified as the suspect, Bryant said. He was arrested for burglary and false reporting of a crime.
Woman reports attack at Liberty Lake
In a separate incident, responders found an upset 32-year-old Lawton woman in Liberty Lake early Thursday after, she said, she was sexually assaulted and threatened at gunpoint.