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Suspect arrested after shots fired outside of Tulsa County Courthouse

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Posted at 4:29 PM, Jun 26, 2024

TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa police have made an arrest after someone fired shots outside of the courthouse downtown on June 26.

Officers said it happened in a parking lot after a preliminary hearing for a murder trial finished for the day.

The family of someone involved in the trial got rowdy, and someone started shooting, TPD said.

Officers arrested 20-year-old Travis Daleonta Ruff for shooting a firearm from a vehicle.

Ruff also had warrants for failure to appear on possession of a firearm under DOC supervision, possession of controlled drugs with intent to distribute, failure to appear for possession of a stolen vehicle, auto burglary, and unauthorized use of a credit card.

ATF agent, Brett Williams, was in the federal courthouse when he heard gunshots.

Agent Williams ran outside to see a black Ford F-150 speeding away from the scene, witnesses said they saw two men with masks on shooting rounds from the truck before driving away.

After the shooting, TPD officers found the truck, which had been reported stolen, abandoned with casings in the backseat.

The trial is for Alvin Chaplin, Salathiel Fields, and Tajon Figures, who are accused in the shooting of a 12-year-old boy in midtown Tulsa on Jan. 1.

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