Tulsa police on Tuesday took a man into custody who is accused of shooting a former Louisiana mayor and fleeing authorities there.
Oshay Booker, 39, is accused of shooting and killing former Winnfield Mayor Ronald Goff, who was also his step-father, on June 11 in Winnfield, Louisiana, according to a report from KTBS TV in Shreveport.
He was arrested Tuesday after officers surrounded a residence at Parkview Terrace Apartment near 61st Street and Union Avenue in west Tulsa.
“It’s always a good thing when it’s incidentless when we take a violent individual into custody,” said Sgt. Luke Sherman of the Tulsa Police Department’s Fugitive Warrants Division.
Sherman said he thinks Booker resolved to the fact that he was going to be caught once he realized the police had him surrounded, which led him to surrender.
“He gave up peacefully, and that’s always a good thing,” Sherman said.
It was not initially determined whether Booker was armed, Sherman said.
“There was a little bit of a volatile nature that we were aware of with him, obviously being wanted for homicide and making some pretty nasty statements,” Sherman said.
Booker will be taken to Tulsa County jail, where officers will work to extradite him to Louisiana to stand trial, Sherman said.