Man accused of murder found at Tulsa hospital
BY MATT BARNARD World Staff Writer
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
4/07/10 at 2:54 PM
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An ex-convict who is implicated in a deadly shooting was found at a hospital Tuesday seeking treatment for injuries he received in a fight just before the slaying.
Pernell Demond Jefferson is accused of shooting Carl England, 47, during an ongoing fight at the Comanche Park apartment complex Monday night. England went to the neighborhood to help his daughter after Jefferson tried to break into her apartment, according to his arrest report.
Jefferson, who is either 37 or 38, suffered head and arm injuries in the scuffle and sought treatment at St. John Medical Center the next day. Someone spotted him and called police, who arrested him about 2:20 p.m., the report states.
Officer Jason Willingham said a murder complaint against Jefferson is pending. His attorney, Scott Hjelm, did not immediately return a call for comment.
The shooting stemmed from a scuffle between Jefferson and Damien Neal, who is England’s daughter’s boyfriend. Neal told officers that he hit Jefferson with a baseball bat before the attempted break-in, police said.
Jefferson then left to find a gun, saying he would come back to “settle the dispute,” the report states. Meanwhile, England arrived and went looking for Jefferson with Neal.
The men soon found him and another confrontation unfolded. England struck Jefferson with a stick, police said, and Jefferson opened fire after falling to the ground.
England was hit in the chest and died at a hospital. His death was Tulsa’s 11th reported homicide of 2010, police said.
Jefferson is held at the Tulsa Jail on complaints of attempted burglary, possession of a firearm after the former commission of a felony and an outstanding traffic warrant. His bail is set at $50,065, according to jail records.
Jefferson is a previous felon with convictions in Tulsa County dating back to at least 1992. His crimes include domestic assault, drug possession and various weapon charges, court records indicate.
Pernell Demond Jefferson
Comanche Park apartments