Police arrest woman for Tulsa’s 33rd homicide of the year

TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa police arrested 36-year-old Lindsey Christian for second degree murder in Tulsa’s 33rd homicide of this year.

Tulsa Police Public Information Officer Danny Bean told FOX23 on scene that a stabbing call came in around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Bean explained when officers arrived on scene, they found a man between 50-years-old and 60-years-old with multiple stab wounds to his chest.

“When officers got here, in the area and were able to find the scene, find our victim … who, when we got there, was alive and breathing,” Bean said.

He said first responders tried to save the man, but they couldn’t.

“[First responders] pronounced him dead at the scene,” Bean said.

Police took multiple people into custody for questioning at the scene. One of the witnesses taken in for questioning was Christian. She was arrested a few hours later.

This is the second homicide in one week that involved a homeless victim.

Rev. Steve Whitaker is the CEO of John 316 Mission, a local homeless shelter, and said it hurts to hear the news.

“It’s discouraging,” Whitaker said. “We do a lot of work to make sure people can come in where they’re safe.”

He also said he doesn’t think crimes against homeless people are on the rise. Instead, he believes the number of people on the streets is rising.

“Our last one night count shows that there was a 40 percent great number of people on the streets ... from this time last year,” Whitaker explained.

He also said every homeless person has some kind of family, so this homicide is just as tragic as any other.

“That was somebody’s brother, somebody’s father maybe. Somebody’s family member,” he said.

Whitaker continued, “They’ve experienced [homelessness] for whatever reason ... mental health, addiction ... and in the process of that, they were killed.”

Police plan to release the victim’s name once family is notified.