2 teens dead, man in custody in northwest Tulsa shooting

Posted at 7:43 PM, Mar 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-13 14:03:35-04

TULSA -- Police say two people are dead and another is in critical condition after a shooting in northwest Tulsa.

The shooting was reported at about 7:30 p.m. in the 2300 block of W. Oklahoma Pl.

Police said the shooter, 45-year-old Antonio Simmons, was taken into custody after he shot three teenagers who were inside a vehicle. The deceased victims are an 18-year-old male and a 19-year-old female. The male was identified as Christopher Foster, and the female was identified as Cynthia Peraza.

The driver of the vehicle, a 19-year-old female, is in critical condition.

Investigators said the 18-year-old male went over to Simmons' home to break up with Simmons' stepdaughter. Officials said the suspect allowed the teenager inside his home, then asked him to leave.

Then, police said Simmons followed the teen to a vehicle outside his home. Investigators said he opened fire and shot all three teens inside. The driver drove to a nearby friend's home to ask for help.

Investigators said the the gunman was considered a father figure to one of the victims.

Police said Simmons called 911 immediately after the shooting. A dispatcher called him back, and he confessed he was the shooter.

“I haven’t visited with him yet," said TPD Sergeant Dave Walker. "I don’t know what the remorse level is but right now, he’s down at our station being cooperative at this time.” 

Simmons is a convicted felon, who has a lengthy criminal record. In 1995, he was one of Oklahoma's most wanted fugitives for four felony warrants, including a burglary charge.

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