|Updated: 10/19/2012 11:40 am
||Published: 10/18/2012 6:18 pm
Tulsa police tell FOX23 a suspect in a homicide has taken his own life.
Police surrounded the suspect at an east Tulsa hotel early Friday morning, police believe the man shot and killed a man who was house hunting with his ex-wife.
According to investigators, the victim Victor Hugo Soledad-Munoz, a woman he was in a relationship with, and her 3 children were looking at a house near 38th & Garnett around 5:30 p.m. when the woman's ex-husband, Eliboreo Carillo, drove up and opened fire. The Soledad-Munoz died at the scene.
Police have been staking out the hotel near Admiral and Sheridan since about 2:00am, the special operations team arrived just before 4:00am.
The FOX23 crew heard a loud "boom" just before 6:30am, but it's not clear if it had anything to do with the efforts to bring Carillo into custody. Police also believe the suspect fired a gun inside the hotel just before 7:00am, but it's not clear if anyone was hit. Police don't believe he was firing at police.
Neighbors in the area of the shooting Thursday evening said they were home watching television and heard a suspicious noise.
“What caught the attention was the speeding cars,” said Kathy Williams.
When she looked out the window she heard gunfire.
“I heard the gunshots,” said Williams.
Police said there were two bullet holes found in the car.
Williams said that’s when she ran out of the house.
“I looked up the street and they were pulling him out,” said Williams.
Williams saw neighbors giving the victim CPR.
“And the two little girls were in the back,” said Williams.
Police said there were three girls ages 7, 10 and 15. The woman’s ex-husband, Eliboreo Carillo, 35, is accused of shooting the woman’s husband or long-time boyfriend.
“While they gave him CPR I stayed with the girls because the mother was beside herself,” said Williams.
Investigators said the family was looking at a rental home when the shooting happened. Neighbors tell FOX23 News the family lived on the street.
Williams stayed with the girls until police arrived.
“They were crying they were very upset,” said Williams. “They didn’t have anybody at the moment.”
Williams has lived on the street for forty years and her neighbor, Carrie Bailey, has been on the same street for nearly three decades. Both said they often hear gunshots from neighboring streets but it’s rare to have a drive-by shooting on their street.
“It’s scary, it’s scary. Very scary because that could have been a stray bullet that could have hit anyone on the street,” said Bailey.