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Charges filed in Blaine Wells homicide

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Posted at 6:36 PM, Mar 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-15 21:00:14-04

TULSA - Charges were filed Tuesday against a man arrested in the shooting death of 23-year-old Blaine Wells. 

Tulsa Police arrested 38-year-old Shane Allen Vanderpool  after a brief chase and manhunt last week. Det. Sgt. Dave Walker said detectives developed information that led them to a group of people - one of whom had outstanding warrants.

Walker said they found Vanderpool at a motel at 27th and Memorial in Tulsa Thursday afternoon. Officers tried to stop him but he led them on a chase to to the 8900 block of East 21st Street where he ditched his vehicle. A K-9 officer tracked and stopped Vanderpool near 31st and Highway 169.

In addition to first-degree murder, Vanderpool faces charges of eluding an officer, resisting arrest and possession of a firearm. 

Wells was shot in the head on Sunday, February 21 near the intersection of 51st and Union Ave. He was declared brain dead and died after being pulled off of life support.

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