UPDATE: Suspect’s name released in fatal Miami burglary shooting

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MIAMI, Okla. — The name of the alleged suspect killed in a Miami burglary attempt has been released.

Roger Nelums, 30, of Miami, Ok., was shot after approaching a male resident in his home.

According to the resident, he was sitting in his living room when he heard someone climb through the window of a back bedroom.

Fearing for his life, the resident says he grabbed a shotgun while still in his living room. Nelums exited the back bedroom and approached the resident.

The resident fired one shot from his firearm, hitting Nelums who was pronounced dead at a local hospital afterwards.

The Miami Detectives have been working the incident and it will be presented to the Ottawa County District Attorney.  No charges are being sought out against the homeowner at this time.


MIAMI, Okla. — An alleged burglar is dead after attempting breaking into a Miami residence.

Around midnight Friday, Miami authorities were alerted to a burglary taking place at the 900 block of B St NW.

The caller said he had shot the subject who broke into his home.

Officers arrived and secured the area while medical personnel transported the suspect to Integris health center where he was pronounced dead at 12:54 A.M.

Names are not being released at the this time. The case remains under investigation.

We will provide updates as more information becomes available.

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