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Suspected gunman arrested in Tulsa shooting that killed 13-year-old

PHOTO: Christian Harrison
Posted at 10:45 PM, Dec 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-30 22:45:04-05

TULSA, Okla. — A 19-year-old is charged in the shooting death of a 13-year-old killed on Dec. 22.

The suspect, Christian Harrison, is charged in federal court because he is a member of the Seminole tribe. Cherokee Nation Marshals arrested him on Tuesday.

Police said Harrison shot and killed the teen, identified in court documents only as B.W., around 6 p.m. near West 61st and Union on Dec. 22. TPD said they got a call about a shooting at the Parkview Terrace Apartments and found the victim shot multiple times.

Harrison is charged with first-degree murder. According to court documents witnesses told police Harrison argued with B.W.'s brother earlier in the day. B.W. and his brother then went over to talk to Harrison. The brother told police that's when Harrison pulled out a gun and the brother asked if he (Harrison) was going to use the gun instead of fight. Harrison said yes and fired approximately seven shots. B.W. was hit 2-3 times and died. Several witnesses identified Harrison as the shooter.

At the time of the shooting police said they had information, “We have a person of interest identified, and we’re not ready just yet to release any sort of information about him,” said Tulsa Police Sgt. J.W. Sherrill. They said they hoped to make an arrest soon.

Charges against Harrison were filed in federal court on Dec. 23.

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