A real estate agent in Tulsa’s downtown area has told a local television station that he was forced to shoot a man who tried to rob him.
“I was just trying to get the sale going,” said Michael Moore, president of Moore’s Real Estate Associates.
“He tried to take my property away.”
Moore said he was trying to sell a property to a family member in need when he confronted the man outside his home, who was armed with a knife.
“My gun goes off, and he comes out with a bloody knife and starts stabbing me,” Moore told WOWT News.
“It was pretty much an instant kill.”
“The guy was very agitated, but he kept going,” Moore said.
Moore told The Associated Press that he and a friend had just purchased a home for the family of a friend.
“We were getting ready to sell the home, and then the gentleman walked up to the front door and started screaming and screaming and I had to shoot him,” Moore added.
“The next thing I know, I hear a commotion and someone yells, ‘Get down!'”
Moore told the news outlet that he called 911 and then drove to a nearby hospital to be treated for his injuries.
“There’s blood all over the walls and the back door and everything,” Moore explained.
“They put me on the stretcher, and I went to the hospital to get some stitches.”
“I’m very lucky I got to stay alive,” he said.
“Luckily the doctor said it was a minor wound.”
Moore told Tulsa TV station KFOR that he had to leave the hospital after the shooting, and said that he did not know whether he would receive any more treatment.
He told KFOR he is now in a rehabilitation program and is doing well.
“This is a horrible incident,” Moore wrote on Facebook.
“If the guy was my friend, I would have shot him.
But I’m not his friend.
I’m a realtor.
I’ve got to be careful.”