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Police identify victim from east Tulsa hostage situation

Tulsa police hostage situation
Posted at 2:39 PM, Apr 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-14 20:00:33-04

TULSA, Okla. — Two people including the gunman are dead after a hostage situation at a home in east Tulsa on Wednesday.

Police identified the woman killed as Rayanna Moya on Thursday afternoon. The stand off started around 2 p.m. near East 4th Place and Sheridan around 2 p.m. when officers responded to a shooting call in the neighborhood.

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Investigators told 2 News Oklahoma that earlier that afternoon a man shot three times went door-to-door asking for help. Police said that man was later identified to by Moya's brother. He is hospitalized but expected to survive.

The Tulsa Fire Department and paramedics responded to that call and took him to the hospital.

Officials say Jujuan Ballard was also outside when crews arrived and is the presumed shooter of that man. They said Ballard then went inside the home and took a woman hostage. Police say a child came out of the house and said the woman was hurt. 2 News later learned a Tulsa firefighter got the child out of the house. The gunman opened fire toward police and firefighters, grazing an officer in the hand. The officer didn't need medical attention.

Police say Ballard opened fire on officers again around 6:30 p.m. Officers fired back and hit him in the shoulder. Police went into the house and found the woman dead in the bathroom. Police identified the victim as Rayanna Moya.

Paramedics took Ballard to the hospital where he died Thursday morning.

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