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Person of interest dies after shooting himself early Friday morning

Tulsa police
Posted at 6:18 AM, Oct 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-08 11:18:08-04

TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa police confirm that a man who was considered a person of interest in a south Tulsa homicide is now dead.

Tommy Carmichael was taken to the hospital shortly after shooting himself early Friday morning outside of the home where his mother, Carol Longacre, was found dead.

Carmichael was a person of interest in connection to his mother's death. He was on the run in the Chandler Park area and TPD actively searched for him.

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Investigators on the case had information about a truck to look for. They say they spotted the truck near 33rd and Southwest Boulevard around midnight.

Police attempted to pull him over and that’s when he led police on what they called, “a low-speed chase.”

Based on the direction he was heading, TPD put officers at 58th and Rockford where his mother was killed just days before. When he arrived, he tried to get inside the home. When an officer attempted to stop him, police say he shot himself.

Officers tell 2 News Oklahoma there was another person inside the home at the time.

“The house was occupied. That was another reason why we wanted to have people here because you don’t want it to turn into a hostage situation or something worse,” Lt. Brandon Davis said.

Police did not have enough information linking Carmichael to the homicide to get an arrest warrant.

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