Suspect accused of shooting Tulsa woman arrested weeks later

TULSA, Okla. — Quick Facts:

  • A woman is in critical condition after a shooting in north Tulsa.
  • She was shot in the head at the Towne Square Apartments early Thursday morning.
  • Police named Rickey Ballard as the suspect in the shooting.
  • Ballard was arrested on Aug. 24.

Tulsa police say a 37-year-old woman is in critical condition after someone shot her in the head.

It happened around 12:45 a.m. on Aug. 3 at Towne Square Apartments next to Booker T. Washington High School, near East Apache St. and North Peoria Ave.

Officers heard the gunshots while patrolling the area. They believe the shooting started as a dispute earlier in the night between two groups of women.

Police identified Rickey Ballard as the suspect. He was arrested on Aug. 24 for shooting with intent to kill and possession of a firearm after felony conviction.

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