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James Edgar Simons was booked on a complaint of assault with a deadly weapon. James Edgar Simons was booked on a complaint of assault with a deadly weapon.
James Edgar Simons mug shot. James Edgar Simons mug shot.
TULSA, Oklahoma -

Tulsa Police have released new information in a shooting that took place in the 8700 block of East 19th Street in Tulsa Saturday night.

James Edgar Simons of Tulsa is being held by police on an assault with a deadly weapon complaint after another man was found shot in the abdomen.

Simons admitted to police - and the News On 6 cameras - that he shot his friend.

Tony Russell, News On 6: "Did you shoot your friend?"
James Simons: "Sure did. Didn't mean to. He got on top of me."

According to an arrest report, Simons told police he and his friends had gotten into a fight. When the other man jumped on him and punched him, Simons shot the man, the report states.

1/24/2015 Related Story: While News Camera Rolls, Alleged Tulsa Shooter Says He Shot His Friend

Officers say the victim was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Simons is being held on a $25,000 bond.


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