BROKEN ARROW, Okla. — The U.S. Marshals say they arrested a man Friday night in connection with a double homicide in Broken Arrow this week.
Hunter Hobbs is in the Tulsa County Jail.
Broken Arrow Police say they responded to a report of a man down at Haikey Creek Park in the 11300 block of S. Garnett Rd. and found two people dead in the parking lot early Thursday morning.
“Both had significant trauma and their deaths are being investigated as a homicide,” said Officer Chris Walker with the Broken Arrow Police Department in a press release.
Walker said police and the medical examiner’s office are working to determine how the two men died, but officers did say they found shell casings nearby.
Friday night, Hobbs was arrested at his Bixby home near 151st and Harvard, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.
Arrest records and property records show Hobbs lives at the same home as Bixby Police Chief Ike Shirley.
Neighbors told FOX23 Hobbs is Chief Shirley’s grandson.
We called Bixby Police for comment, but we have not heard back.
Tulsa Police say Hobbs is also a suspect in an attempted carjacking near 47th and Memorial in east Tulsa on May 8. In that case, Tulsa robbery detectives say Hobbs tried to carjack someone and then shot the victim as he drove away.
Denim Lee Blount, 18, had a warrant out of Tulsa County for second-degree rape and also has a federal warrant for shooting with intent to kill in an attempted carjacking he was involved in recently, Broken Arrow police said. Tulsa Police say it’s the same carjacking Hobbs was arrested for.
Hobbs and Blount are both facing charges in connection with Thursday’s killings.
A GoFundMe page has been set up for the mother of one of the victims in the Haikey Creek Park murders. The page identifies that victim as Caleb Collier and says his mother needs financial help to cremate her son.
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