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Suspect arrested in Texas in connection to north Tulsa homicide

Mugshot of Courtney Thomas
Tulsa police
Posted at 9:29 AM, Dec 15, 2021
and last updated 2022-02-18 14:11:12-05

UPDATE: A suspect has been arrested in connection to a north Tulsa homicide that took place in December 2021.

Tulsa police responded to a call on Dec. 15 about hearing shots fired at 12:30 a.m. near Pine and Peoria. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a crashed silver SUV with a woman lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the chest.

First responders were called to the scene where the victim was pronounced dead shortly after. The victim has been identified as 45-year-old Jennifer Hernandez.

Authorities learned two other people were in the car with Hernandez. According to witnesses, the SUV was driving down the street when a man walked up and started shooting at the car.

31-year-old Courtney Mikial Thomas was arrested and is currently in the Collin County Jail in McKinney, Texas. He is being charged on multiple counts, including 1st-degree murder.

Thomas will soon be transferred to the Tulsa County Jail.

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