A Tulsa man was charged with murder Tuesday on allegations that he shot into an occupied dwelling in late May, striking and killing a person police say was most likely stranger to him.
Shaquel Rashad Mullins, 25, was armed when he went to a woman’s east Tulsa apartment after midnight a week ago and started kicking down the door, Tulsa Police Homicide Sgt. Brandon Watkins said.
Three or four people, along with the woman, were inside at the time, and one of them shot at Mullins, Watkins said.
Mullins reportedly had a history of abusing the woman, Watkins said.
Watkins said Mullins ran from the gunfire before turning and shooting into the apartment, striking and killing Antwan Barnes, 42.
Watkins said it doesn’t appear that Mullins and Barnes knew each other, but Barnes was “just in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
Mullins was arrested without incident later that morning.
He is charged in Tulsa County District Court with first-degree murder, discharging a weapon into a dwelling or public place and possession of a firearm after former conviction of a felony.
Mullins was convicted of second-degree robbery in a youthful offender case in 2013 and sentenced to a term of nine years, according to court documents.
He also goes by the first name Shaq, and is being held without bond in Tulsa County jail, according to online jail records.
The homicide was the 31st in Tulsa so far this year.