Police make arrests in homicides
BY JERRY WOFFORD World Staff Writer
Monday, September 17, 2012
9/17/12 at 8:12 AM
The number of homicides in Tulsa increased by six in the past month, but detectives have been able to close each of them, including making four arrests on two homicides in one 24-hour period last week.
Despite the spike this month, the 36 homicides recorded so far in 2012 is on pace with the same time last year.
An argument at Fairmont Terrace Apartments, near 60th Street and Peoria Avenue, on Aug. 25 left Quincy D. Jones, 24, dead, police said.
Police arrested Kris Bridges, 20, in Muskogee about five days after Jones was found shot to death.
The next week, police found Emil Barron, 32, dead at Parkview Terrace Apartments in the 1500 block of West 59th Street. Charges were filed Sept. 5 in the case and Dwaine Edward Ryder was arrested Sept. 11.
On Sept. 8, two men were shot outside a QuikTrip at 1415 E. 71st St. about 1:30 a.m., police said. Kristjan Thorsson, 18, died that day and John White, 37, died two days later. With the U.S. Marshals Service, Tulsa Police and the Northern Oklahoma Violent Crimes Task Force, police were able to track down and arrest Jermaine Jackson, 19, in Marianna, Ark., on Sept. 11.
On Sept. 10, three people were found shot outside a residence in the 1200 block of East 63rd Street. Shametra J. Fields, 25, died after police arrested Everett Wilson, 21, and Ronnie Barnett Jones, 22, on Sept. 11.
Police were called to the 6500 block of East Marshall Street in reference to a person who had been stabbed. Witnesses said a person was walking down the street about 1 a.m. when a group approached him. The person stabbed one of the people in the group, Marcus Brice, 19, and the group dispersed. The man fled the scene, but returned to speak with detectives. He was interviewed by detectives, but released pending further investigation, said Sgt. Dave Walker.
There were 53 homicides recorded in Tulsa in 2011. Several high-profile cases have occurred so far this year.
Anyone with information about the five still open homicides from 2012, or any crime, is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS (2677). Tips may also be submitted online at tulsaworld.com/crimestoppers. Tipsters may remain anonymous and tips leading to arrests and conviction could be eligible for a reward.
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