Tulsa Police Arrest Suspect In Stabbing Death At Taco Bell

Friday, October 25th 2019, 10:31 am
By: Erick Payne

Update to Story: Tulsa Man Found Not Guilty In 2019 Manslaughter Case

Tulsa Police quickly took a suspect into custody after releasing surveillance photos of the man accused of stabbing another man to death at a Taco Bell restaurant Friday morning.

Tulsa crime scene investigators were called to the Taco Bell at 51st and Yale a little before 9 a.m. Sgt. Brandon Watkins said the victim was dropping his wife off for work and went in to use the restroom.

That's where he encountered the suspect, 20-year-old Christian Cook, and was stabbed in the chest, Watkins said. 

Police said the two men got into a fight in the bathroom, and Cook got the worst of it. A short time later, surveillance video shows the victim walking towards Cook who stabbed the man once in the chest with a large knife, investigators said.

The victim who then stumbled out into the parking lot and collapsed. EMSA rushed him to the hospital where he later died.

Police said Cook was taken into custody in the 5100 block of South Oswego after someone recognized the surveillance photos.

He was taken to the hospital to be evaluated for his injuries and booked on a manslaughter complaint.

Police have not yet released the victim's name.