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Tulsa police investigate 4 murders in 24 hours; one case solved

Posted at 6:33 PM, Aug 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-22 19:45:03-04

TULSA -- Police are trying to piece together a violent series of crimes that all happened within a 24-hour time period.

Homicide detectives say they've solved one murder so far, they say the cases appear to be linked, but are still under investigation.

Early Sunday morning, a man was shot at his front door at the Somerset Park at Union Apartments.

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Dave Walker with the Tulsa Police says, "We were able to get some good video of the vehicle. When we located that vehicle we were running a search warrant about 7:30, 7:45."

Officers issued a warrant and arrested Cory Kuebler. Police were then called to the 2900 block of 111th East Avenue to investigate a double homicide.

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"The crime scene was difficult mainly part of it was because they shot the family dog and so the dogs running around bleeding," said Walker, "we had blood unusual spots that we couldn't account for."

Because there was so much blood, detectives began calling hospitals to see if there were more victims.

"One of the hospitals said we have a woman that's been shot three or four time, we said great maybe it's part of this scene over here, but we realized no, it's not, it's about something totally different that's going on in north Tulsa."

Police say the man who shot that woman stole her car, burned it, then took people hostage.

Early Monday morning, that suspect was found dead in a car. Investigators say one of the hostages shot him, they believe in self-defense.

Walker says, "Two of the people were able to wrestle one gun away and shoot him."

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