|Updated: 11/11/2013 12:51 pm
||Published: 11/11/2013 9:24 am
Agents from the Northern Oklahoma Violent Crimes Task Force got a tip about a man being beaten inside a north Tulsa home and called Tulsa police for assistance.
The tip said the man had been beaten on Saturday night and needed medical attention.
Investigation by homicide detectives and agents for the Northern Oklahoma Violent Crimes Task Force led to a possible suspect in the beating, Emile George July. July was located in a dark blue pickup truck near 11th and Peoria.
Investigators said the truck had two occupants in it as detectives followed the vehicle. Tulsa police marked units caught up to the truck near 13th and Utica and tried to stop the truck.
The truck fled the scene and crashed at E Pine and N Norfolk Avenue. The two occupants ran from the wreck.
Detectives learned July had been staying at 1821 N Trenton Avenue. Homicide detectives, Northern Oklahoma Violent Crimes Task Force agents, Tulsa K-9 officers and patrol officers said they made contact with John Hunter at the address.
Investigators said Hunter was less than cooperative about anyone else inside the house. Officers made entry and found a man dead inside.
At the same time, Gilcrease patrol officers assisted in the chase and spotted July running in the area of 1700 N Rockford. Patrol officers apprehended July inside the Whitlow Apartment complex. The second occupant of the truck fled the scene and has not been captured.
Hunter was taken to the Detective Division and interviewed.
Investigators say July killed the man in the home and Hunter was helping him clean up after the crime.
Hunter was arrested on suspicion of accessory to murder. July is booked on an armed robbery warrant along with first-degree murder. Investigators said July received additional charges stemming from his capture. July was in possession of a handgun and illegal substances at the time of his arrest.
The deceased man has not been positively identified. Investigators said the body had signs of trauma but no gunshot wounds were observed. The medical examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.
The investigation is ongoing at this time and it is too early to determine the motive for this murder.
Anyone with information on this murder or the identity of the victim are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 918 596 2677, The Homicide Tip Line at 918 798 8477 or email firstname.lastname@example.org