Tulsa Man Found Dead After Standoff With Police

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Updated: 4/05/2011 8:13 pm Published: 4/05/2011 7:21 am

TULSA, Okla. — A defendant and key witness in a Tulsa murder case has been found dead after taking an 11-year-old girl hostage and an hours-long standoff with police.

Officer Leland Ashley says the body of Allen Shields was found inside a north Tulsa home about 12:50 a.m. Tuesday — nearly an hour and a half after he released the girl unharmed. Ashley said Shields confronted the girl and her mother about 5:30 p.m. Monday but allowed the woman to leave.

Police say they heard gunshots inside the home shortly after the girl was released about 10:30 p.m.

Shields pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy in the September 2008 shooting death of Tulsa businessman Neal Sweeney. Prosecutors say the killing was a murder-for-hire plot and Shields was to testify against the other defendants.

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cjames - 4/5/2011 9:58 AM
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I feel so sorry for Angie Tucker`s family. How will they ever know what happen or where she is at. My prayers are with the Tucker Family.

LaSawna - 4/5/2011 9:01 AM
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Why was he even on the streets.
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