Man shot in east Tulsa neighborhood, dies at nearby QuikTrip at 11th and Garnett

Posted at 7:45 AM, Aug 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-11 00:31:52-04

Tulsa police have arrested the suspect believed to be connected to the death of a man fatally shot in east Tulsa early Wednesday 

Authorities asked citizens to avoid the area of 56th and Garnett as police searched for the suspect who they considered to be armed and dangerous. 

Police say they eventually found the suspect in a semi-trailer after a car and foot pursuit.

A woman, who was a passenger in the get-a-way car was also taken into custody.

The suspect reportedly buried himself in a pile of clothes inside the trailer to hide. That's when the K-9's found him and officers began using pepper balls to coax him out.

The suspect was then taken to the hospital.

It all started this morning when neighbors say they heard shots near 4th Place and Garnett around 6:30 a.m. So far, five people have been taken into custody for questioning.

Police say a man drove into the QuikTrip at 11th and Garnett shortly thereafter, went into the store and asked workers to call an ambulance. He pulled a man out of the truck and began to perform CPR.

The man told police he was near 4th and Garnett when he heard shots and saw the bleeding man at the base of a driveway. He took the man to QuikTrip to get help.

Officials on the scene say the man died from a gunshot wound.

Police blocked 4th Street near 114th East Avenue where they were targeting a house. After surrounding the home, five people were taken into custody for questioning.

Neighbors told 2 Works for You reporter Ashley Holt that the house is known for drug activity in the area.

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