Police identify victim, suspect after man shot, killed in Bixby

Posted at 9:13 AM, Jun 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-20 20:06:17-04

BIXBY, Okla. -- Police in Bixby have arrested a suspect after he allegedly shot and killed a man Monday.

Police say they were called to the 12000 block of South 85th East Avenue Monday after receiving a report of a disturbance.

After arriving, officers discovered a man near the road with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim, identified as 37-year-old Kevin Phelps was pronounced dead at the scene.

"I can tell you that the victim and the defendant were personally acquainted. The defendant arrived the victim's house last night prior to 10 p.m. Witnesses reported that an argument ensued between the two resulting in a shooting," said Cpl. Michael Konshak, a spokesperson for the Bixby Police Department.


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The suspect, Earnest Liggins, 38 was taken into custody and is expected to be charged with murder.

Police say they are trying to determine the circumstances surrounding the homicide.

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