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TPD: Person of interest, Markees Johnson, sought in connection to 64th homicide of 2016

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Posted at 4:35 PM, Oct 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-20 17:35:36-04

TULSA - Police released the name of a person of interest being sought in connection to fatal shooting of man near 61st and Peoria on Wednesday. 

Tulsa police responded to the 1100th block of East 60th Street in regards to a shooting.

One person, a 41-year-old man, was found and later died from his wounds. Another person, a 32-year-old man, was shot one time and loaded into a vehicle that later stopped at 6000 South Peoria and met with EMSA to allow them to transport the victim. Police believe the second shooting victim will survive.

Investigators interviewed those in the area and have determined that an argument started the incident. The altercation was between the group who was shot and another group of men, says Tulsa police, the night before the shooting occurred. Then on Wednesday, the two groups met at the aforementioned location.

Tulsa police described the suspect they believed fired the gun as a black male around 6-feet tall and weighing around 170 to 200 pounds. They are still working to identify the suspect and ask that anyone with information come forward.

A person of interest, Markees Johnson, 26, is now wanted in connection to the shooting. 

Those with information pertaining to the 64th homicide can call Crime Stoppers at 918 596 2677, The Homicide Tip Line at 918 798 8477 or email homicide@cityoftulsa.org.