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Suspect in death of ex-Louisiana mayor arrested in Oklahoma

June 26, 2019
In this photo provided by the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, Oshay Booker is pictured in a booking photo dated June 25, 2019, in Tulsa, Okla. Booker is accused of fatally shooting former Winnfield, La. Mayor Ronald Goff. Goff was his step-father. (Tulsa County Sheriff's Office via AP)

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police say a man accused of fatally shooting the former mayor of a small Louisiana city has been arrested in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The Tulsa World reports that 39-year-old Oshay Booker was taken into custody Tuesday following a brief standoff.

Tulsa County Jail records indicate he was being held without bond Wednesday as a fugitive from Louisiana. The records do not list a lawyer to speak for him.

Booker is accused of shooting former Winnfield Mayor Ronald Goff to death on June 11 in the north-central Louisiana city. Authorities say Goff was Booker’s step-father.

Sgt. Luke Sherman of the Tulsa Police Department says Booker surrendered peacefully after authorities surrounded his apartment. Sherman says it was not immediately known if Booker was armed.

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