TPD: Teen wanted in connection to fatal shooting in west Tulsa

Posted at 3:54 AM, Sep 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-02 17:55:48-04

TULSA – A teen believed to be connected to Tulsa’s 48th homicide of 2016 has been identified, says Tulsa police.

Late Thursday night, a 26-year-old man was transported with a gunshot wound to the chest. Police say that man was later pronounced dead.

Following interviews with people believed to be at 2004 South Nogales when the shooting reportedly occurred, police say the incident started as a domestic disturbance.

The domestic disturbance involved the victim and his 35-year-old girlfriend, say police. The girlfriend of the victim has three kids: a 15-year-old son, 6-year-old daughter and an 18-year-old.

Police say the kids were all present during the domestic disturbance. After the incident subsided, says police, the 18-year-old grabbed a gun and left the home.

When he returned, says police, the teen and the victim got into an altercation. The suspect, Malik Rogers, 18, was originally believed to have shot the victim during that altercation.

Later in the day, Tulsa police issued a statement saying they would an arrest warrant would not be issued for Rogers. Police are asking that Rogers return the handgun possibly used in the fatal shooting and to tell his side of the story. 

Anyone with information on this murder please call Crime Stoppers at 918 596 2677, the Homicide Tip line at 918 798 8477 or email

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