Victim set up in Sand Springs robbery that left would-be robber dead, another arrested

TULSA COUNTY, Okla. — One person is dead and two people were hurt after what deputies say was an attempted robbery in Sand Springs on Tuesday night.

The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office says they were called to help Sand Springs police with the robbery call where a car crashed into a barrier on Highway 412 near Adams Road.

Deputies say they arrived to find 19-year-old Xavier Foster dead. He had been shot multiple times.

The sheriff’s office says 17-year-old Mariley Lopez, the driver, had been shot in the leg, and a 20-year-old man, the intended victim of the robbery, was also shot in the leg.

Both are expected to recover.

After further investigation, detectives say they found out that Foster knew the victim had recently bought a gun, and recruited Lopez to set up a meeting where they could rob him of it.

Deputies say Lopez picked the victim up from his home in Sand Springs on Tuesday night while Foster hid in the backseat of the car.

Foster tried to rob him and exchanged gunshots with the victim as they drove along Highway 412.

Lopez crashed into a cable barrier after she was shot, deputies say.

Foster died, and Lopez was arrested after being released from the hospital Wednesday morning.

She’s facing charges for first-degree murder and attempted robbery with a firearm.