Police investigate Tulsa's 21st homicide this year


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The scene of Tulsa's 21st homicide in 2013
The scene of Tulsa's 21st homicide in 2013
Updated: 4/01/2013 10:15 am Published: 3/30/2013 4:19 pm


Tulsa police are investigating a deadly shooting in east Tulsa.

Police say a father shot his son after a fight broke out in the suspect's home near 129th East Avenue and 28th Place.

For more than two hours, police combed the scene hoping to get a better picture of what happened.

"Ultimately, the dad took a gun out and shot the son in the chest," said Captain Rick Helberg.

Police have arrested David Knight Sr. and identified the victim as David Knight Jr.

FOX23 cameras captured his arrest. Officers led him away with what appeared to be a bruise above his left eye.

According to police, the victim went inside Knight Sr.'s home demanding prescription drugs. After Knight Sr. Refused a fight broke out between the father and son. Knight Sr. Claims his son pushed him down, and he used the gun for self-defense.

When police arrived on scene they saw Knight Sr. Giving the victim CPR. Tulsa Police say the victim suffered from one shot in the chest.

"I don't know what went on in that house but I would think that there's other option besides picking up a weapon," said Christina Richmond, a neighbor.

Knight Sr. Is currently is custody and being questioned. This is Tulsa's 21st homicide.


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