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Tulsa Police Search For Suspect After Man Shot, Run Over

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TULSA, Oklahoma -

Tulsa police have identified a man who was shot and ran over by a vehicle in an alleged drug deal at an apartment complex near Interstate 44 and Yale.

The victim, Manuel Rivas, 22, later died at a Tulsa hospital after he was found in the Braden Park Apartments parking lot.

Around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, TPD was dispatched to the apartment complex and found Rivas in the parking lot with a gunshot wound to his torso. TPD believes Rivas was running from the shooter when he fell in the parking lot and someone not connected to the incident accidentally ran over him with a car.

The medical examiner now has the job of figuring out if the victim was killed by a gunshot, or if it was the car that ran over him.

"We have not found a shooting scene at the complex and we do not have any description of the shooter," TPD Homicide Sgt. Dave Walker said. "We are continuing the investigation as if this is a murder on two theories. The gunshot killed Rivas (or) the illegal activity that Rivas was engaged in led to him being shot, because he was shot and fleeing the assailant he falls and is run over. Under the felony murder law can be ruled a homicide."

TPD said the driver of the car was not involved in the drug transaction and officers do not believe the driver will be charged with a crime.

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