Police seeking suspect after man shot at motel
BY AMANDA BLAND World Staff Writer
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
11/20/12 at 9:26 AM
A 25-year-old man was critically injured early Tuesday in a shooting at a Tulsa motel, Tulsa police said.
Officers arrived at the Motel 6 at 1010 N. Garnett Road at 12:38 a.m. after an anonymous caller reported hearing a single gunshot, police said.
The caller reported hearing a man say, “I’m going to die,” and a woman respond, “Let’s go,” said Sgt. Malcolm Wightman. Witnesses told police that a dark-colored pickup sped away from the scene before officers arrived.
Police found blood splatter on the exterior of a door in the motel but discovered the room was unoccupied upon forcing entry.
Lucas Knight was dropped off by a similar vehicle at Hillcrest Medical Center at 12:45 a.m., and the other occupants of the vehicle left before being interviewed by police, homicide detectives said.
Knight was admitted in critical condition, Wightman said.
Investigators had not confirmed the incidents were related in the hours following the shooting but sent a media release around 8:30 a.m. that indicated the victim who arrived at Hillcrest was the same man shot at the Motel 6.
Police have identified a suspect in the shooting as Donald Hallett, 44. Hallett is a white male, 6 feet tall and weighs about 200 pounds, police said. He has brown hair.
Homicide detectives say he should be considered armed and dangerous and that “it is obvious that Mr. Hallett is avoiding giving (police) a statement” regarding the shooting.
Anyone with more information about Hallett’s whereabouts is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS (2677), online at tulsaworld.com/crimestoppers or via text message at CRIMES (274637). Text tips should begin with “Tip918.” Tipsters can remain anonymous and may earn a reward.
Homicide detectives can be reached directly at 918-798-8477 or via email at email@example.com.