The family of a Tulsa man who died on Sunday morning after what police call a gun battle are sharing their story.
Tulsa police said Deonte Fulsom died at St. Francis hospital Sunday morning. His family shared pictures of Fulsom, and his three week old daughter with FOX23.
Police were called to the scene at Silverstone Apartments near 129th E. Ave. & 31st Street around When they arrived they saw witnesses performing CPR on 19-year old Deonte Fulsom, who had a gunshot wound to the chest.
Fulsom died at the hospital. Police found an empty gun holster in his waistband. Witnesses said they saw 17 shell casings on the ground.
Police say there was a fight in the parking lot of the Silverstone Apartments Saturday night around 11:30, and investigators believe the shooting was a result of that disturbance.
Police have a suspect in custody. Tips led them to 20-year-old Dalven Moore, who is being held on a second degree murder complaint.
Officers are looking for more people who may have been involved in the Saturday disturbance, or who saw anything Sunday morning.
Police believe several guns were involved.
“I woke up to about 5 gunshots,” said Shelby Grady. Grady lives in the apartment right above where the gun battle happened.
“I actually started panicking, I couldn't breath,” said Grady.
She called police when she heard the noise.
“We came out here and saw a guy laying on the ground and a guy saying my brother has been shot and he had a gun,’ said Grady. “Three other neighbors were giving him CPR.”
Grady also worried about all the other children living in the complex. 12-year-old Nathan Davis saw Fulsom on the ground.
“My heart started beating,” said Davis. “I was scared.”
He worries this battle between his neighbors is not over.
“I am still nervous because it could happen again,” said Davis. This is Tulsa’s 26th homicide this year.