Tulsa police identify person of interest in fatal east Tulsa shooting

Posted at 7:19 AM, Jul 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-03 23:52:04-04

TULSA -- Tulsa police have identified a person of interest in a fatal east Tulsa shooting

Officers are searching for Filiciano Bustos Ponce in connection with the incident. 

A 21-year-old Hispanic male died and two others are in the hospital, but are expected to live after a shooting in east Tulsa Sunday morning. 

Police received calls of a disturbance around 1:30 a.m. Sunday at 15th Place and 122nd East Ave. 

Tulsa police say within moments of the 911 call, an officer was on scene. The officer heard an argument and saw a man shoot two people in the street in front of him.

The officer shot back and saw the two suspects run into a house and out the back door. Police say there's no doubt the officer saved lives by shooting back.

Officers do not know Ponce's exact age, but believe he is between 17-22 years of age, 5 feet 7 inches, and weighs about about 140 pounds. 

If you have any information on Ponce's whereabouts, you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS or the Homicide Tip Line at 918-748-8477. 

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