Shooting leaves one dead, one injured
BY KENDRICK MARSHALL World Staff Writer
Sunday, September 09, 2012
9/09/12 at 5:54 AM
Police are investigating a shooting that killed one man and injured another outside a Tulsa convenience store early Saturday.
Kristjan Thorsson, 18, and John White, 37, were shot in a parking lot outside the QuikTrip at 1415 E. 71st St. about 1:30 a.m., police said.
Thorsson and White were both taken to a hospital, where Thorsson was later declared dead. White was listed in serious condition, an EMSA spokesman said.
Witnesses told police that a disturbance between the two men and other man took place in the QuikTrip parking lot, Sgt. David Walker said. The assailant pulled a gun and fired several shots into the Chrysler Concorde that Thorsson and White were in, Walker said.
White, who was the driver, drove into a neighboring church parking lot before stopping, police said.
The crime scene is the same location where two people were shot to death a year ago.
Patrick Shawn, 27, and Kaylyn Kosofsky, 24, were killed Aug. 30, 2011. Police said Shawn was found dead on the church parking lot and that Kosofsky's body was found in the passenger seat of a car in another area of the parking lot.
Joel Rosales Pina, 28, of Tulsa and Zane Atchison, 25, of Broken Arrow are in the Tulsa Jail on two first-degree murder charges in connection with Shawn's and Kosofsky's deaths. According to a police affidavit, their shootings are believed to have been the result of a dispute over money owed for drugs.
The shooter in Saturday's homicide was described as an 18- to 24-year-old black man who is 5 feet 7 to 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 140 to 150 pounds. He was wearing a red baseball cap, a red shirt and plastic-frame glasses, and had a goatee, Walker said.
Anyone with information about the shooting can contact Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS or tulsaworld.com/crimestoppers; call the Homicide Tip Line at 918-798-8477; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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