by: Sara Whaley Updated:TULSA, Okla. —
A murder suspect is off Tulsa streets and behind bars.
Tulsa police arrested Kordarius Scott on charges of killing Richard Parker at the Tonight Inn in east Tulsa last weekend.
After investigators identified Scott as the shooter, it was the watchful eye of a detective that brought him to justice.
FOX23 was at the arrest scene Tuesday.
Police took Scott into custody at the McDonald’s near 31st Street & Memorial Drive.
Detectives walked him to jail not long after.
FOX23 gave Scott the opportunity to tell his side of the story, but he only wanted the cameras out of his face.
Police were glad to get Scott arrested after an intense investigation.
At first, detectives only had the street name “Guilani” for Scott, so it took a lot of work and some time to get him identified.
“We had glimpses of video of Kordarius Scott from various places. We looked at his mug shot,” Sgt. Dave Walker told FOX23.
They were eventually able to use those things to make the connection, but finding Scott proved to be difficult at well.
Until a fugitive warrants detective spotted a car that looked like Scott’s on Tuesday.
They followed him to the McDonald’s.
The undercover detectives told FOX23 they waited until Scott was in the drive-thru before they made it known they were there to arrest him.
Police say Scott and the victim knew each other, but they still aren’t sure why the shooting happened.
Scott has been in prison before.
Police feared if they didn’t get him off Tulsa streets in a timely manner, he’d turn on others.
“Obviously the time he spent in a Kansas prison didn’t reform him,” Walker said. “We were fearful that he was going to have reprisal against the people who would eventually become witnesses against him.”