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Slain Tulsa Businessman Will Be Laid To Rest Today


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Updated: 9/09/2008 8:18 am Published: 9/09/2008 8:16 am


(TULSA, Okla.) September 9 - Today friends and family will remember Neal Sweeney, the Tulsa businessman who was gunned down in his office last week.

His funeral is scheduled for 2:00 this afternoon at First United Methodist Church.

Meanwhile the search for his killer continues.

Tulsa police say they don't believe any former employees were involved in the shooting death of Neal Sweeney, but they still have no motive.

Police say man who shot Sweeney in the head last Thursday is described as a black man, about 18-20 years old. He’s 5’10” and 140 pounds, with no facial hair.

Police believe this man may be driving a white cargo van.

Sweeney was well known as a TU football star and as a successful businessman in the oil industry.

He was the President and CEO of Retail Fuels Marketing Company.

Witnesses say gunman entered the business, walked past the receptionist, and then shot Sweeney.

Police are investigating a number of leads including Sweeney's history of business deals and who might have been angry with him.

"The murder for hire angle is definitely an angle that we have thought about have we received any information that directly points us in the direction or says no we don't need to go there? No we have not but that's just another angle that we are actively investigating. "

Police say there wasn't any surveillance video from or around the Retail Fuels Company.

Besides playing football for TU Sweeney also played one season for the Broncos in the NFL before returning to Tulsa.

Sweeney is a 1995 inductee of TU’s Athletics Hall of Fame.

Police are asking anyone with information on Sweeney’s death to call Crime Stoppers at 596-COPS.

The reward is now over $26,000 if your tip leads to an arrest. Remember you never have to give your name.

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