Police: 2 arrested for 2 separate homicides; tally at 71
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa police have arrested two suspects in two separate fatal shootings, pushing the city’s annual homicide count to 71.
Sgt. Dave Walker says officers arrested 30-year-old Raymond Rivera Tuesday on a first-degree murder complaint in Monday night’s fatal shooting of a man in his 20s.
Walker says the victim didn’t have identification. Two others were wounded.
Police also say 19-year-old Aubrayan Ordana had been arrested on a manslaughter complaint in Saturday’s shooting death of 16-year-old Octavio Serrano.
Walker says the pair was robbing homes and had pulled their car over to secure a lawnmower in the trunk.
As Serrano was tying the mower down, Ordana’s gun went off and a bullet went through the trunk and hit Serrano.
The homicide tally is 10 shy of last year’s record.