Suspect Shot By Police Sniper Now In Tulsa County Jail

Friday, June 28th 2019, 6:53 pm
By: News On 6

A suspect injured during a standoff that happened June 21, is now facing murder charges.

Barton Vann was accused of murdering Curtiss Gaines after a drug deal, according to police.

One witness told police Vann confessed to shooting and killing Gaines.

Vann was in a brief standoff with police, at a house near 21st street, resulting in him being shot by a sniper as he tried to flee from a house on a motorcycle, police said.

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"The garage door started to raise, he was on a motorcycle, and attempted to leave the residence. At that time, one of our snipers took a shot and ended that threat," said Tulsa Police Sgt. Shane Tuell.

Vann was released from a hospital and is now in the Tulsa County Jail, according to police.