November 17, 2019
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Update: Man arrested after gunfight leaves one dead, two injured in north Tulsa

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Update (9 a.m. Tuesday): A 30-year-old man has been arrested after a gunfight in a north Tulsa street left one person dead and two others hospitalized Monday night.

Raymond Rivera was arrested early Tuesday on a complaint of first-degree murder, according to Tulsa Police Homicide Sgt. Dave Walker.

Capt. Mike Williams said police received a call about a fight in the area of 4900 North Boston Place and that while en route to the scene they received a call that shots were heard in the same location.

He said officers found a man lying in the street in the 4900 block of North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard with a gunshot wound to his face.

“He was speaking with officers, and we got information that he was looking for his cousin,” Williams said. He said the man’s cousin’s body was found shortly afterward in the 4900 block of North Boston Place.

Walker said the deceased man was in his 20s and lived with the other injured man. 

The motive was not immediately clear. Homicide detectives determined that the shooting occurred during a fist fight on Boston Place between two groups of people.

The other group of people fled the area, where one man was shot and killed and another shot and injured, Walker said.

While police were at that scene, a dispatcher notified them that a woman had arrived at St. John Medical Center with a bullet wound in her shoulder, Williams said.

“It’s pretty evident that there was some type of gunfight out here,” he said.

The woman may be connected to the two people who fled the fight after the shooting. Walker said, however, she was a bystander to the fight and got “caught up in the gunfire.”

Williams said the man who was shot in the face had an empty gun holster when he was found but that police were able to recover a gun he threw in a ditch about 20 yards away. That man, Williams said, was able to walk a couple of blocks before collapsing in the street and subsequently being taken to a hospital.

Police did not find a gun on or near the homicide victim, Williams said.

Williams said no independent witnesses have come forward and that neither person hospitalized has been able to give information that could lead authorities to a shooter.

Officers cordoned off several blocks around Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Boston Place while they collected evidence, including shell casings from 9 millimeter and .45-caliber firearms.

Anyone with more information about the shootings is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS (2677.)

Below is a version of this story as it appears in Tuesday’s Tulsa World.

One person was fatally shot and two others were wounded in a gunfight in a residential area of north Tulsa around 9:20 p.m. Monday, police said.

Police initially were called to the 4900 block of North Boston Avenue, but the shooting scene involved a multiblock area.

Police at the scene said the man who was killed was found lying in the street near 48th and Boston. That man’s cousin was shot in the fact around 48th or 49th street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, police said.

Meanwhile, a woman showed up at St. John Medical Center with a bullet wound to her shoulder. Apparently she also had been shot in that area of north Tulsa.

Police said they found two types of shell casings — .45-caliber and 9 mm — where the shootings occurred.

Police have no suspects and have found no witnesses to the shootings. Officers are going door to door in the area seeking anyone with information about what happened.


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