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An arrest warrant was issued Wednesday for a Tulsa man charged in a botched home invasion that killed two.

Justin Harjo, 22, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder. Police believe that he acted in concert with Chauncey Thomas while burglarizing a home in the 4200 block of North Frankfort Avenue about 1:10 a.m. May 23.

Police found Dion Carr shot to death in a bedroom of his home after responding to reports of a home invasion and shooting, according to the affidavit.

A witness told police Thomas entered the bedroom through a window and that Harjo stood watch while Thomas and Carr struggled over what looked like a gun. The witness then fled the room, but he or she reported hearing gunshots, according to the affidavit.

The amount of blood in the bedroom led detectives to think one of the assailants was injured, and they found a shoe that did not appear to belong in the bedroom.

Later that morning, Harjo dropped off Thomas, who suffered a "critical" gunshot wound to his leg, at a hospital, according to the affidavit.

Thomas was missing a shoe, and his other matched the one found in the bedroom, police said. He died three days later.

Harjo has since gone into hiding “from everyone,” a witness told police.

Harjo is also charged with first-degree burglary and possession of a firearm while under supervision of the Department of Corrections. He was serving a deferred sentence in Tulsa County until April 2024 after pleading guilty to second-degree burglary and three counts of false declaration of ownership in pawn.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact Tulsa Crime Stoppers at 918-596-2677 or submit a tip online at bit.ly/TCStips.


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