Police are investigating the death of a man injured in a fight outside an east Tulsa nightclub as a homicide, detectives announced Wednesday.

Thomas Hurley, 34, was injured outside the Rodeo nightclub, 9379 E. 46th St., about 2:30 a.m. Sunday and was taken to a hospital.

Detectives say Hurley was punched once, causing his head to hit the pavement. He died Tuesday.

Homicide Sgt. Brandon Watkins said detectives were notified of the assault Monday and are attempting to locate the suspect in the assault as well as witnesses.

Anyone with information may contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 918-596-COPS (2677), online at bit.ly/TCStips or through the Tulsa Tips app, which can be downloaded from the Google Play or iTunes stores.

Hurley’s death is the 49th homicide Tulsa police have investigated this year.

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Kelsy Schlotthauer



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Kelsy graduated with a journalism degree from Oklahoma State University in 2018 and moved to Colorado to cover breaking news before The World called her home in 2019. Follow her on Twitter for real-time reports. Phone: (918) 581-8455

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