TULSA -- Homicide detectives believe a shooting over the weekend in midtown Tulsa may not have been intentional.
Early Saturday morning, Tulsa Police reported to a call of shots fired in the 2600 block of East 28th Street.
When they arrived, they found 16-year old Octavio Serrano shot dead.
Homicide Detective Dave Walker said the original 911 caller was Serrano's cousin Aubrayan Ordana. He told police Serrano was playing with a gun and accidentally shot himself.
After further investigation, Walker said detectives determined that story was not true.
Serrano and Ordana were burglarizing homes in the area, according to police, when they stopped to adjust a lawnmower in the back of their car. Serrano was behind the open trunk lid securing the mower. Ordana was standing in front of the car.
Walker said Ordana's gun went off and the bullet went through the trunk.
Ordana was arrested for manslaughter and is being held for ICE.
This was Tulsa's 70th homicide.
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