A Tulsa pastor is shot in his north side home early this morning. It happened near Apache and North Denver.
Tulsa Police say someone kicked in the front door of the Rev. Kenneth Brooks' home shortly before 2 a.m, this morning. He was shot point-blank in the chest. Police Cpl. Mike Shelton says Brooks was taken to a hospital and is likely to survive his injuries.
Brooks is the pastor of City of Refuge International Ministries.
An arrest is made in the shooting death of a Tulsa teenager. 24-year-old Edwin Daniels has been arrested for the murder of 17-year-old Kayla Ferrante. She was on her way home from a date with her boy friend, when someone fired a shot at the car.
The bullet traveled through the car and struck her in the back. She was rushed to the hospital, but died later from her injuries. She had just graduated from Memorial High School one day earlier.
A suspect is dead after being shot in a neighborhood near 21st and Garnett. Police say the wound was self-inflected,
It started this morning after a donut shop near Admiral and Garnett was robbed. A Tulsa Police woman spotted the suspect about 5:30 this morning near 14th and Garnett. When she tried to talk with him, a gun was pulled and he fired shots at her. She was not hit.
The suspect then ran into a neighborhood. Another officer spotted the man and he too was fired upon. He was not hit, either.
U.S. Attorney Thomas Scott Woodward announced that a federal Grand Jury returned a Superseding Indictment against eight gang members charging them with conspiracy, multiple robberies and use of firearms during and in commission of the robberies charged. The Grand Jury’s Superseding Indictment names Vernon James Hill, age 26, Christopher Darnell Lewis, age 23, Deandre Antonio Hopkins, age 22, Marquis Deron Devers, age 23, Dontayne Dejay Tiger,age 22, James Miller, age 23, Kenneth Lee Hopkins, age 23, and Dejuan Legmar Hill, age 23, all of Tulsa.
An ex-convict may be headed back to prison. 38-year-old Donald Broomhall has been arrested on drug related and auto theft charges in Tulsa.
He was arrested last night after crashing a car into a house near 5th and Pittsburg. Broomhall led officers on a chase through mid-town. Officers used a stun gun to subdue him after the car crashed into the house.
The car he was driving was reported stolen earlier in the day.
He did time in 2001 for a felony drug conviction.
In the booking report, he admitted to officers he was addicted to meth.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The number of homicides in Tulsa in the first half of 2012 puts the city on pace to challenge last year's seven-year low.
The Tulsa World reports the city saw 26 killings this year through June 30, compared to 25 during the same period last year. There were 53 homicides in all of 2011, marking the lowest number since 2004.
The newspaper says that if the pace holds, the city could finish this year with three annual declines since it had a record 71 killings in 2009.