Man shot in car; tod­dler found un­harmed in ve­hi­cle

Tulsa World - - Our Lives - He was shot Kyle Hinchey 918-581-8451 kyle.hinchey@tul­saworld.com Twit­ter: @kyle­hinchey

tially had no in­for­ma­tion about who shot the man or why. De­tec­tives pro­cessed the scene for sev­eral hours and can­vassed the neigh­bor­hood for wit­nesses while nu­mer­ous on­look­ers gath­ered be­hind crime-scene tape.

Sev­eral of the vic­tim's fam­ily mem­bers, in­clud­ing a wo­man who said she was the de­ceased man's sis­ter, re­acted in de­spair to news of the shoot­ing. Some tried to rush past the po­lice tape to­ward the body that still lay in the road more than an hour into the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Of­fi­cers and neigh­bors grabbed hold of the mourn­ers and tried to con­sole them.

One wo­man col­lapsed and hit her head on the road­way af­ter learn­ing who had been shot. Of­fi­cers rushed to the wo­man and called paramedics, who treated her at the scene.

Po­lice handed the girl who was found in the ve­hi­cle over to fam­ily mem­bers.

The name of the vic­tim has not been re­leased, and po­lice did not say what his re­la­tion­ship was with the child.

LaShon Richard­son, who said she was the mother of the vic­tim, told the Tulsa World her son was shot seven times.

“He was a very kind per­son. He didn't mind help­ing any­body,” she said.

“I can't be­lieve down like that.”

Ref­er­enc­ing the shooter, she said, “You best be­lieve God's go­ing to hold you ac­count­able and you will get caught.”

MacKen­zie said he un­der­stood the high emo­tions in the crowd, not­ing the grisly na­ture of the man's death.

“Any­body los­ing their life is tough, but then you stack that on top of get­ting shot and dy­ing vi­o­lently,” MacKen­zie said. “It's a bad deal all the way around.”

The shoot­ing is Tulsa's 69th homi­cide of 2017.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion about the shoot­ing may con­tact Crime Stop­pers by phone at 918-596-COPS (2677), on­line at p3tips.com/918 or through the Tulsa Tips app, which can be down­loaded from the Google Play or iTunes stores.

The homi­cide tip line may also be reached at 918-798-8477 or emails sent to homi­cide@ city­of­tulsa.org.

CORY YOUNG/Tulsa World

LaShon Richard­son (left) and her sis­ter Dianne Richard­son con­sole each other near 57th Street North and Gar­ri­son Av­enue, where LaShon Richard­son says her son was fa­tally shot in­side a car on Thurs­day morn­ing. The slay­ing was Tulsa's 69th this year.

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