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Tulsa man found beaten to death identified, suspect in custody

Posted at 7:38 AM, Apr 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-05 13:44:25-04

TULSA, Okla. — The Tulsa Police Department is investigating a homicide after a 70-year-old man was found dying in his front yard.

Police responded to a call early Monday morning near 21st and Lakewood Drive in Tulsa.

A woman called 911 and reported a man with cardiac arrest in his yard. Police found large amounts of blood and saw lacerations on the man once they arrived on-scene.

He later died. Police identified him as Edward Johnson. Officers arrested Johnson's step-son Somsai Harchareun on a first-degree murder complaint.

As of now, TPD is not releasing any information on the motive for the altercation.

The investigation is still ongoing.

This is a developing story.

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