TPD searching for suspect after double shooting

Posted at 5:23 PM, May 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-15 16:31:26-04

TULSA - A brutal break-in in south Tulsa leaves one man dead and a woman fighting for her life. 

Now a manhunt is on for the shooter.  

To neighbors, it seemed like a normal afternoon a the Woodland Hills Apartments.

Mark Heitgrass remembers seeing a woman upstairs. 

"I saw her out on her patio, sitting up there and everything looked fine at that point," said Heitgrass. 

Soon after, Heitgrass says he heard a loud bang. 

"You know, you hear things around here in this neighborhood all the time...I didn't think anything of it" Heitgrass said. 

It wasn't long before first responders raced to the apartment complex to find a man in his 30s shot and killed.

The same woman Heitgrass had seen on her patio-shot in the neck, but is expected to be OK. 

"There's signs of a struggle, there's signs of a break-in." said Tulsa Police Homicide Sergeant, Dave Walker.

Police found the apartment ransacked, but they say not all the damage is new.

"Before today it's been vandalized a bunch of, it's a messy apartment, lot's of holes in the sheetrock, so something definitely going on inside, " said Walker.

Witnesses say they had seen lots of people in and out of the apartment recently, leaving neighbors ready to see crime leave the complex once and for all. 

"You'd think this would be a nice part of time, crime is everywhere," said Heitgrass. "Our prayers, our thoughts and prayers are with them, hopefully they'll come out of this OK. 

Police now know that the suspect is a known drug dealer in the neighborhood who goes by the name "Shaky."

Police are looking for a suspect in this shooting. According to officials, the suspect is a white male with reddish brown hair with a full beard, 5' 9" last seen wearing a white t-shirt and a red basketball shorts. If you have any information, you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS. 

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