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Tulsa police identify man killed during series of car thefts

Posted at 2:44 PM, Aug 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-09 07:17:50-04

TULSA, Okla — A man is dead and another is facing charges after a string of car thefts on Saturday.

The Tulsa Police Department said Monday that 32-year-old David Getsinger and 44-year-old Dustin Leleux are to blame for the crime spree that ultimately left Getsinger dead.

Dustin Leleux
Dustin Leleux is facing the following charges: Second-Degree Murder, First-Degree Robbery by Force or Fear AFCF (After Former Conviction of a Felony), Larceny of an Automobile. Aug. 8, 2022.

Police say the duo stole a man's truck who left the keys inside while at a donut shop near 61st Street and Sheridan around 7 a.m. on Saturday. Officers were flagged down again around 11 a.m. at a construction site near West 21st Street and I-244 after the two men attacked another man and stole his truck.

Police say Getsinger and Leleux abandoned that truck near 14th Street and Riverside and stole another. The victim of that theft called police while following his stolen pickup truck to 66th Street and Peoria where it crashed.

Vehicle theft and stabbing

The theft victim said Getsinger pulled a knife on him but he wrestled it away and stabbed him. Getsinger later died.

The man who stabbed him isn't facing charges as of Monday afternoon.

Leleux is facing the following charges:

  • Second-Degree Murder
  • First-Degree Robbery by Force or Fear AFCF (After Former Conviction of a Felony)
  • Larceny of an Automobile

This is an active investigation, we will update as more information becomes available.


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