A woman who reportedly left work to shoot and kill a man in March was charged with first-degree murder last week.

Deionna Young was charged April 2 and remains in the Tulsa County jail on $1 million bond.

Prosecutors allege Young, a manager at an east Tulsa Arby’s, shot and killed Desean Tallent after he reportedly spit on her and assaulted her at the restaurant. Young followed Tallent after he returned to the store and fired one shot into Tallent’s vehicle, according to a news release.

Tallent crashed his vehicle at a Walmart Neighborhood Market near 31st and Garnett Road. He later died at the hospital.

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Stetson covers breaking news, general assignment and other stories. He previously worked at the Enterprise-Journal in Mississippi. He is from Broken Arrow and graduated with a journalism degree from Oklahoma State University. Phone: 918-581-8466

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