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OKC Police Still Searching For Suspects In Early-Morning Home Invasion, Shooting

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Officers were called to Northeast 23rd and Lottie around 5 a.m. Police say the armed intruders went to the home banging on the front door looking for the man's grandson. And they say when they were not let in they forced their way in and began firing. Officers were called to Northeast 23rd and Lottie around 5 a.m. Police say the armed intruders went to the home banging on the front door looking for the man's grandson. And they say when they were not let in they forced their way in and began firing.
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An 89-year-old man is gunned down inside his Northeast Oklahoma City home Friday morning and police are still looking for the shooter.

Officers were called to Northeast 23rd and Lottie around 5 a.m. Police say the armed intruders went to the home banging on the front door looking for the man's grandson. And they say when they were not let in they forced their way in and began firing.

To neighbors he's known as Papa.

“He's always been my neighbor and I’m like ‘Hi papa, how you doing?’ and he's like ‘Hey!’ so I can't imagine anyone trying to hurt him or break in to his house,”  said Von Gurley, neighbor.

“He’s that love. He’s that father figure,” said neighbor, Sharry Grayson.

Grayson and other neighbors broke down in tears after hearing that 89-year-old Theodore Teague was shot Friday morning. The armed intruders were looking for Teague's grandson who was not home.

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We 9 spoke to the grandson on Friday who learned of the shooting after seeing it on News 9. He declined going on camera, but he said he talked to his grandfather at the hospital.

His grandfather said something was wrong and quickly closed the door when the men asked for the grandson by name instead of his nickname. Teague said the men kicked in the front door turned off the lights and began shooting.

“He's our papa and for something tragic to happen in our neighborhood like that we need to bleed out more blessings,” said Grayson.

Teague's grandson isn't sure why he was targeted. But everyone on the block is praying for a speedy recovery.

News 9 is told Teague was shot four times in the leg. He's now recovering in the hospital and will be just fine.

At this time police have limited information on a suspect description. If you know anything, call Crime Stoppers (405) 235-7300.

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