Details emerge on man arrested in Tulsa's 33rd homicide of the year

Posted at 11:29 AM, Jun 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-05 06:41:31-04

TULSA - Tulsa Homicide Detectives say an arrest has been made in the city's 33rd homicide which occurred about 10:40 p.m. Friday night. The man arrested says it was an accident, according to a police report.

The victim who was shot and killed near Admiral and Garnett has been identified as Rabson Robert, a 36-year-old male . TPD said Friday night that a man was seen by officers who matched the description of the suspect. That man, they said, pulled a gun on officers and he was shot and killed. That man has been identified by police as 18-year-old Naway Willy. Homicide detectives say Willy is no longer a suspect in the initial murder.

On Sunday, Homicide detectives reported that another man has been arrested for first-degree murder in the case. His name is Tulio "Alex" Aviles, 33.

According to the police report, several people were questioned in the homicide, including Aviles' wife. She told investigators that Aviles awoke her in the early morning hours after the homicide and he was in a panic. She said he told her that he had met up with an individual at the America's Value Inn, the scene of the homicide, and that the man that was killed there had threatened him before. She said Aviles told her he pulled a gun out to scare the man and pulled the hammer back. She said he claimed the gun just went off. 

Another witness said a gunshot was heard and afterward the witness saw Aviles' vehicle leave the area with lights off, at a high rate of speed.

Aviles was arrested Sunday at the QuikTrip in the 8100 block of E. Admiral Pl.

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