Tulsa Police said a man has died from the gunshot wounds he received Monday night in the parking lot of the Fontana Shopping Center at 5002 South Memorial. Deranta Ponder, 28, died September 29 at 12:30 a.m., according to police.
Police responded to a shooting call outside Magoo's pool hall in the parking lot September 26 at 11:02 p.m., and when first responders arrived they found
Ponder with a gunshot wound in his groin area, police said.
The gunshot hit Ponder in the femoral artery, police said.
"We have very little information on what transpired in the parking lot at 5002 S Memorial. We believe that some sort of transaction was happening when something goes wrong and Ponder is shot," police said in its report.
The surveillance video shows a large white car parking in a parking spot and soon after a black Chrysler arrives and parks next to the white car. A fight ensues and soon Ponder runs off before he collapses. Both the white car and the Chrysler drive off, police said.
"We believe that Ponder arrived in the black Chrysler and he could possibly have been armed. We are reviewing video to determine who may have seen the exchange and possibly to identify the participants," police said.
TPD is asking anyone that may have videoed the fight or took a cellphone picture during the killing to call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-2677 or the
Tulsa Homicide Tip Line at 918-798-8477 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is Tulsa’s 53rd homicide for 2016.