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Police, business owners meet to discuss safety near 61st and Peoria

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Posted at 12:34 PM, Jan 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-04 21:05:25-05

TULSA, Okla. — Police, city officials and business owners near 61st Street and Peoria scheduled a meeting Tuesday to talk about how they can make the south Tulsa area a safer place to be.

The intersection and surrounding neighborhoods have been the setting for several crimes over the last year, including a recent shootout in which police say 75 shots were fired.

Nearby apartment managers are also among the participants in Tuesday's meeting.

Savanna Landing Apartments near 61st and Peoria dealt with a homicide last month. A 13-year-old boy is in custody in connection with the death of 13-year-old Lamar Norman on Dec. 27.

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Tulsa City councilors Jayme Fowler and Jeannie Cue, who represent the neighborhoods near 61st and Peoria released a joint statement on Tuesday:

“To the citizens of Hope Valley (61st and Peoria), we are committed to standing by you. We are going to continue working with you to make this community a great place to live, work and raise a family. As Councilors, we will continue to be engaged with Tulsa Police, Mayor Bynum and community stakeholders on a plan of action to make Hope Valley the kind of place everyone deserves to live.”

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