Suspected shooter in Tulsa's second homicide released
BY AMANDA BLAND World Staff Writer
Monday, January 07, 2013
1/07/13 at 9:52 AM
A 37-year-old man died at a Tulsa hospital after he was shot during an altercation Sunday evening.
The suspected shooter surrendered to police and was released based on evidence that the victim pointed a gun at the shooter, Tulsa police said.
The victim was transported to St. John Medical Center in critical condition after he was shot outside of a home in the 5900 block of East Latimer Place just after 6 p.m., said Sgt. Dave Walker.
The unidentified man was in the neighborhood visiting friends when he became involved in a verbal altercation with several people outside a home, police said Sunday. The victim was then shot multiple times in the abdomen, they said.
Walker said a man surrendered to the Collinsville Police Department and was transported to Tulsa, where he gave Tulsa police a statement.
“His statement and the evidence at the scene were consistent with his claim that the victim pulled a gun on the shooter,” Walker said. “The shooter then pulled his gun and shot the victim.”
Police did not arrest the man and will submit their evidence to the Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office, which will determine whether charges will be filed.
The shooting is Tulsa’s second homicide in 2013.
Anyone with information about the shooting 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.