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Second suspect arrested in connection to murder of 30-year-old Tulsa mom

Kortney Smith and Julian Smith
Posted at 8:06 PM, Aug 07, 2023

TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa County deputies arrested Julian Smith on Sept. 28 for charges of first-degree murder in the death of 30-year-old Kori Shaver.

Shaver died Aug. 7 after being shot in the head in the backseat of a running car in a neighborhood near West 48th Street and Route 66.

Police arrested Julian's brother, Kortney Smith in August. He is charged with accessory to murder. Law enforcement searched for Julian for nearly two months before his arrest.

Detectives found a gun near the scene, which they suspect is the murder weapon. Police said initially they interviewed Kortney Smith and he said someone must have 'come along and shot her.'

Police said the interview didn't add up and they have evidence pointing to Julian Smith and Kortney Smith as the suspects in this shooting.

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