Man sought after recent shootings
BY NICOLE MARSHALL World Staff Writer
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
12/03/08 at 5:44 PM
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Police released a photo of a man Wednesday who is wanted for questioning in connection with recent shootings and a police pursuit.
Marcus Deshawn King, 21, is described as being black, 5 feet 9 inches tall and 150 pounds.
Police believe King may have information about several shootings, including one case where shots were fired at officers.
About 10:50 p.m. Tuesday, police were dispatched to the area of 2500 North Boston Avenue after several callers reported hearing multiple gunshots.
One caller said that the shooter may have been in a red Jeep Cherokee, which matched the description of the vehicle used in a separate shooting Monday night. One officer saw the vehicle entering southbound U.S. 75 at Peoria Avenue, according to police reports.
Officers tried to stop the Jeep downtown, but the vehicle sped away. At one point during the pursuit, a passenger fired two shots at officers. The pursuit continued for seven minutes and police used stop sticks to deflate both front tires of the Jeep.
The driver eluded police after exiting the highway.
Anyone who knows of King’s whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 596-COPS. Text messages or e-mail can be sent to the Tulsa Police Department at tulsaworld.com/crimestoppersemail.
The Crime Commission offers rewards for information leading to arrests. People who report information can be anonymous.
Marcus Deshawn King