Workers take tiles off the front of Torchy’s Briar Patch, 1111 S. 124th East Ave., in the early hours of Monday. The bar was the site of a Sunday night shooting that left one man dead and another injured. REECE RISTAU/Tulsa World

A 49-year-old man was killed and another man was injured Sunday night after a shooting outside an east Tulsa bar.

Officers were called shortly before 11 p.m. about a shooting at Torchy’s Briar Patch, 1111 S. 124th East Ave., located just west of the East Central High School football field.

First responders arrived and found a 34-year-old man on the ground who had been shot in the head, according to Tulsa Police Department homicide Sgt. Dave Walker. The bullet did not penetrate his skull. He was taken to St. John Medical Center where he was treated and released.

While investigating the shooting, officers discovered a second man dead in the front yard of a home just south of the bar, Walker said. He said the man had been shot in the leg and apparently bled to death.

Walker said the two men were regulars at Torchy’s Briar Patch. Officers believed the men were inside the bar when an unknown man opened the door and looked inside.

The men then allegedly went outside to confront him and another man.

Soon after, the two men from inside the bar were confronted by a group of as many as 10 people. A fight broke out, during which the younger man was shot in the head as the older one fled south.

He was then confronted by another group that had surrounded the pair from the other side of the building, Walker said. More shots were fired, at which point he continued to run.

Few witnesses were cooperating with police early Monday. Walker said several motorcycles were seen leaving the area after the shooting.

Officers have yet to determine a motive.

The shooting was Tulsa’s 17th homicide of 2018.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-2677, the Homicide Tip Line at 918-798-8477 or email

Reece Ristau


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