Man killed at doorstep of north Tulsa football watch party cousin of state senator

By: Sara Whaley

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TULSA, Okla. - Quick facts:

  • Police have not identified a man shot and killed Sunday.
  • The man reportedly knocked on a door where people were watching football.
  • A man is in police custody in connection to the fatal shooting.

 

Police say a man died in a north Tulsa shooting Sunday.

The shooting took place near 46th Street North and Highway 75 Sunday evening.

Police said the victim knocked on the door where people were watching Sunday's championship football game and someone opened fire.

The victim later died in the hospital. Police identified him as 48-year-old Charles LaMorris Ward. 

State Senator Kevin Matthews said the victim was his cousin, and responded to the incident with a post memorializing Ward and promoting a walk against violence later this year.

Matthews told FOX23 he was in the hospital with Ward after the shooting.

He said he grew up with Ward, and though he had made some pad decisions in the past, he was turning his life around before he died.

Matthews said the shooting just drives home the need to advance local programs for encouraging economic growth in his district, creating job opportunity and rallying together to stop violence.

Officers believed both the suspect and victim know each other.

Neighbors say there was a fight at the house just hours earlier.

A suspect identified as Frederick Green, 41, was found walking just a couple blocks from the scene and then taken into custody.

Green is a convicted felon going through court proceedings for a 2015 case involving drugs, a gun and resisting arrest.



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