A man accused of fatally shooting his stepson in Berryhill on Monday night was arrested in Vinita early Tuesday.

Rickey Dean Hurley, 60, was booked into the Tulsa County jail on complaints of first-degree murder and domestic assault and battery by strangulation in connection with the death of Michael Palmer.

Palmer, 38, died in the 2300 block of South 65th West Avenue after the shooting was reported as a domestic incident about 9 p.m. Monday.

Vinita police found Hurley’s vehicle in a hotel parking lot overnight, and Tulsa County sheriff’s deputies were able to take him into custody early Tuesday without incident, thanks to assistance from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol’s tactical team and the Craig County Sheriff’s Office, Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Casey Roebuck said.

Hurley is being held without bond.

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