Witness: Woman shot while helping stranded motorist
BY AMANDA BLAND World Staff Writer
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
12/04/12 at 1:18 PM
A 21-year-old woman suffered a gunshot wound during an argument Monday night.
Police were alerted to the shooting when Brianna Dean arrived at St. John Medical Center around 11:45 p.m.
Dean was shot in the right buttock during an altercation near 2200 N. Xanthus Ave. after she accompanied a man to the area, Sgt. Gary Otterstrom said. She is expected to survive her injuries.
The man, 32-year-old Laandrea Thompson, told police that he and Dean were assisting an acquaintance who had run out of gas while driving, but he could not give police a vehicle description, Otterstrom said.
Dean and Thompson were in a silver Dodge Neon, which had bullet strikes from a .38-caliber automatic pistol, police said.
Police described the shooter as a black woman with dreadlocks who is about 5 feet tall and 130 pounds.
After creating a disturbance outside of the hospital, Thompson was arrested on 24 outstanding warrants for traffic violations, court costs and more, Otterstrom said. Thompson remains at the Tulsa Jail, where his bond is almost $8,500.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 918-596-2677, 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.