With the debate about gun control raging in the United States, graphic surveillance footage has surfaced of a mother and daughter, armed with pistols, taking on a robber armed with what appears to be a shotgun in Tulsa, Oklahoma over the weekend.
The suspect, identified by police as Tyrone Lee, 37, has been implicated in a rash of more than 10 armed robberies throughout the region. In the video, he can be seen approaching the younger of the two women, Ashley Lee, armed with a shotgun. She initially cooperates with the gunman’s demands, but as he walks away from the register and her mother approaches, both women reach beneath the counter and each produce their own pistols. When Lee returns, they both stand from where they were hiding behind the counter and open fire.
What follows is a dramatic and chaotic scene, in which both women appear to shoot Lee multiple times. Lee, however, still manages to get into a physical confrontation with the mother, pistol whipping her and creating a serious gash on her head. Even after being shot, Lee chases the women around the counter, and at one point, the daughter appears to be trying to find a clear shot on the assailant as he and her mother wrestle for control of her pistol. He manages to disarm the mother, though fortunately she had already emptied the revolver, as Lee then turns the pistol on the daughter and pulls the trigger at point blank range.
The two women, however, made out far better than Lee, who managed to escape the liquor store but was taken into custody when a man matching his description was reported at a nearby hospital seeking treatment for “multiple gun shot wounds.”