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Police arrest man who shot carjacker in west Tulsa

Posted at 10:11 AM, Jun 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-27 11:47:12-04

TULSA, Okla — Tulsa police announced an arrest Thursday in connection with a deadly shooting at a QuikTrip on Sunday.

Officers arrested Anthony Allen after they say he shot and killed a man after that man had tried to carjack him.

Officers responded to a QuikTrip near Reconciliation Way and Gilcrease Museum Road on reports of a shooting. When they got there they found Desmond Cousino on the east side of the building. Paramedics pronounced him dead.

Police found several shell casings in the parking lot from a .223 caliber gun. While investigating, police dispatch received a call from the suspect saying he would turn himself in. Officers took the suspect into custody and found the weapon in the suspect's car.

Allen told police that Cousino tried to carjack him at gunpoint. Police say the two fought inside the car before Allen got a hold of Cousino's gun. The two ended up fighting over the weapon before Allen took Cousino's gun and shot him and another woman was hit by a stray bullet in her foot.

Investigators say the two men knew each other before the carjacking, and Allen had a pistol that Cousino asked him to hold onto and give back to him in a later meeting that Allen didn't show up to — prompting Cousino to set up another meeting at the QuikTrip.

Police arrested Allen because they say he shot Cousino as he was running away from him. He's facing a charge of First-Degree Manslaughter.

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

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