Police arrest suspect in Tulsa's 35th homicide; shooting victim found on porch of north Tulsa home

TULSA - Tulsa police have made an arrest in connection to the death of 34-year-old man in north Tulsa late Friday night.

Michael Reco Lyke was arrested Saturday for possession of a firearm after a former conviction of a felony.

Police say the victim, James Mario Parker, 34, was found on the front porch of a home near 53rd Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard around 11 p.m. He was transported to a local hospital and later died.

Investigators say Parker and Lyke were involved in a confrontation and believe both men were armed with handguns. Shots were exchanged and Parker was shot and ran to another residence about a block away.

Police say Lyke fled the scene before their arrival. He was located later at a motel near 11th Street and Garnett Road.

The investigation is still ongoing.

This is Tulsa's 35th homicide this year.

Anyone with more information should call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS.

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