Police: Tulsa Woman Intentionally Run Over, Killed During Argument

Friday, September 2nd 2016, 9:09 pm
By: News On 6

Police arrested a Tulsa woman for intentionally running over and killing another woman at a midtown apartment complex late Friday afternoon.

Officers identified the suspect as 26-year-old Brittany Payne Wright.

She is being held in the Tulsa County jail on complaints of first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon, hit and run injury accident and driving under suspension.

According to police, just before 6 p.m., the 25-year-old victim was walking with Wright's ex-boyfriend in the 5000 block of East 47th Place, when Payne approached them and got into an argument with the ex-boyfriend over a cell phone .   

A police report stated Brittany Wright said during the confrontation, the victim threatened to shoot her and she saw the victim reach into her purse "for what she thought was a weapon."  

The report goes on to say, Wright then drove up onto the grass, accelerated and "smashed her" with her vehicle.  It also states, Brittany Wright's 10-year-old daughter was riding in the back seat at the time of the incident.

Police say Brittany Wright then drove home in the 4200 block of North Hartford.  That is where, Sgt. Dave Walker said officers arrested her and impounded the Chevrolet HHR.

Sgt. Walker said the victim was pronounced dead at the hospital at 10:46 p.m.

Jail records show Brittany Payne is being held without bond.