Man arrested for shooting that left 17-year-old dead in east Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. — Update (8/15; 9:50 a.m.) — Tulsa police said a man is facing a charge of manslaughter in the shooting that left a 17-year-old male dead.

Oscar Zermeno, 21, is facing a charge of second-degree manslaughter. Tulsa police said Zermeno was arrested for shooting 17-year-old Jordan Esteban in the head.

Police said the investigation leads them to believe the shooting was accidental. Zermeno and witnesses claimed that they were passing around a gun in the car at the time of the shooting.

A GoFundMe has been set up for Esteban to pay for funeral expenses.


A 17-year-old male is in critical condition after he was shot in the head in east Tulsa, according to the Tulsa Police Department (TPD).

TPD said the shooting took place Sunday evening at the Cherokee Shopping Center near 21st and Garnett.

When TPD arrived they found the victim, a 17-year-old male, with a gunshot wound to his head. The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

“We had officers on scene within moments. When they arrived they made contact with a victim. It was a juvenile victim, and there were other individuals on scene including the shooter,” said Lt. Jennifer Murphy.

The person who claimed responsibility for the shooting was taken into custody.

“The victim is in critical condition and was transported to the hospital. The person who was claiming responsibility for the shooting is currently in custody. They are being transported for further questioning,” Murphy said.