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ARRESTED: Tulsa police arrest suspect, identify victim in midtown Tulsa homicide

Posted at 10:51 AM, Jun 30, 2024

TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa Police have a 17-year-old suspect in custody Monday after finding a 56-year-old man dead at a hotel near 51st and Yale on Saturday.

Police identified the victim as Bradley Willingford, 56.

Police said TPD Special Operations Team served a search warrant in the 4500 block of E. 45th St. and arrested the suspect.

Police learned the suspect is a member of the Mashantucket Pequot Nation and will be working with the FBI in pursuing a charge of Murder in Indian Country.

Lieutenant Justin Oxford with the Tulsa Police Department told 2 News that officers responded to a shots fired call around 9:45 p.m.

Officers arrived on scene and met with a witness who said they heard the shots and saw somebody running from one of the rooms at the hotel. The hotel manager and officers looked at the security footage but didn't see anything or find a victim.

An hour after officers left, the manager called TPD and said he found more video.

Oxford said on that video, you could see an argument, then shots and a suspect running from the scene.

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