A man charged in a shooting death that occurred during an alleged drug deal outside a Broken Arrow grocery store has died in a hospital after being taken there from the Tulsa Jail.

Caleb Lee, 25, died Sunday after a “medical episode,” Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Casey Roebuck said Monday.

Lee was being held without bond on a charge of first-degree murder. Authorities say he shot Dylan Todd Parker, 27, during an exchange involving a small quantity of narcotics.

Tulsa County detention officers entered Lee’s cell Sunday morning in response to a medical emergency and found him lying on the floor, according to an incident report.

Medical staff attempted to take Lee from his cell to the jail medical unit for evaluation, but he resisted, the report says.

“Officers came around to assist, at which time when officers placed their hands on his arms, he started to slump to the floor,” Sheriff’s Sgt. J. Barlow states in the report.

Lee started convulsing and foaming at the mouth when jail staff transported him to the medical unit, the report says.

Lee then was taken to a Tulsa hospital, where he died about 11:25 a.m. Sunday, according to the report.

Jail staff described the incident as “serious injury to prisoner” in the incident report.

Lee was accused of shooting Parker on Sept. 6 near the Walmart Neighborhood Market at 1300 E. Albany St. Parker died later at a hospital.

Lee was arrested Sept. 7 after officers spotted his vehicle at an apartment complex near the store. Tulsa County prosecutors charged Lee on Sept. 18.

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​Harrison Grimwood



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