Tulsa man convicted for fatally shooting man on bike in April 2021

TULSA, Okla. (KOKI) — A federal jury has convicted Devon Blevins, 28, also known as “Osage,” for the fatal shooting of a man on a bike earlier this year.

A federal affidavit reveals that on April 12, 2021, Blevins shot and killed Maurice Burgess, 36, to impress members of the Savage Boys street gang and to help his admission to the gang.

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Burgess, the victim, was riding his bicycle at a Tulsa apartment complex near 56th and Riverside before police say they arrived and found him with a gunshot wound to the neck. Burgess was taken to a local hospital where he was reportedly pronounced dead from the wound.

Blevins is currently being held in the Tulsa County Jail where he will wait until his court sentence date, which is March 29, 2022.

Blevins is being tried in federal court due to him being Native American which falls under the McGirt ruling.

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