Homicide detectives are investigating after police found a man dead at the Avondale Apartments near 71st and Riverside. Police said it started as a robbery that turned into a murder - and eventually an hour-long standoff.
Two men are now in custody after the standoff at a different apartment complex where officers found the victim's car.
They have been identified as 20-year-old William Wright and 19-year-old Teyon Brooks. Wright was booked on a complaint of first-degree murder, and Brooks was arrested on a complaint of accessory after the fact.
Police said they responded to a welfare check and found 30-year-old Princeton Porter bound and dead inside an apartment at Avondale Apartments around 9:30 p.m. on Monday. A co-worker asked police to check on him after not hearing from Porter on Monday.
When officers got on scene, they said evidence showed Porter was robbed, and his car was missing.
Tuesday morning, police say Wright and Brooks were seen driving Porter's car which was taken from the scene of the homicide.
"Detectives located a possible victim's car that was stolen last night from the homicide," said Officer Danny Bean, Tulsa Police.
After being spotted, the two men then ran inside an apartment near 51st and Lewis.
Officers surrounded the complex and worked to get the two suspects to surrender. After a short standoff, the Wright and Brooks were taken into custody without incident.
Officers said they had to be extra cautious confronting someone driving a murder victim's car.
"It's very risky," said Officer Danny Bean. "That's why they do what they do. We just don't go running in there. They surrounded it; they were able to take cover safely and be able to communicate with the people inside.
"Through the communications with them - they came out safely, and no one was hurt."
Several other people walked out of the apartment, and they were also questioned by police.
After questioning the men and several other people, detectives said they connected Wright and Brooks to the murder.
Porter's family was at the standoff Tuesday morning, and they said they have no idea why this would happen. They described Porter as loving and the type of person who would give the shirt off his back.