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Suspect arrested in east Tulsa homicide

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Updated: 2/12 10:00 am Published: 2/12 12:06 am

TULSA, Okla. - Tulsa police are investigating a homicide near 46th and Sheridan in East Tulsa and tell us they have arrested a suspect and identified the victim.

FOX23 learned the victim was 34-year-old Juan Luis Mendoza. Officers told FOX23 they collected enough evidence to arrest the victim's brother-in-law, Pedro Castro, for murder.

Officers say Castro, 28, and Mendoza's wife got into a fight at a home, and the woman's husband broke it up. Castro left, but returned later and attacked Mendoza with his skateboard. Mendoza defended himself with a bat but Castro disarmed him and used that as a weapon as well.

Police tell us Mendoza also received several stab wounds. Police say the suspect tried to get away on the skateboard, but officers found him about a mile away from the crime scene.

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outspoken92 - 2/13/2014 2:19 PM
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Skateboard was not involved at all, being a friend of the family I know they would appreciate if the story was accurate! However this is a tragedy nobody should have to face, especially his two beautiful daughters he leaves behind! Prayers to his family & friends! May God give them the strength they need to get through this as a whole family! Life was lost but a guardian angel was gained!

Mayor Maynot - 2/12/2014 9:57 AM
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Hmmm WOW Condolences to friends and family of the deceased
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