After Questioning, Tulsa Police Release Person Of Interest In Tulsa Murder

Wednesday, August 24th 2016, 2:24 pm
By: News On 6

Tulsa Police say the man they were searching for in connection to the shooting death of a teenager on Tuesday night turned himself in Wednesday evening.

Police released Roderick Harbin after questioning him in connection to the murder of East Central High School student Marquise Mullins.

Mullins was in the back seat of an SUV used in an alleged drive-by shooting in the 1600 block of 125th East Avenue, according to Tulsa Police.

Police said Harbin was in the front yard of a home and shot at the SUV as it drove away. A bullet struck Mullins who died at a Tulsa hospital.

Homicide Sergeant Dave Walker said when police investigated a shots fired call, two people at that address told police people in a silver SUV opened fire on them then took off. 

8/24/2016 Related Story: Tulsa Police Arrest Two In Shooting Death Of 17-Year-Old

Two other men, Zaire Ross and Chrishun Smith, have already been arrested for first-degree murder in the teen's death. Police said they were the two men in the car with Mullins who fired guns in the drive-by.

Ross told police one of the people on 125th East Avenue had attacked him in the recent past, according to police. Ross and Smith, the 17-year-old murder victim and his brother went looking for the other people Tuesday night, police said.

Mullins was a fullback on the Cardinal football team. In a letter to families, Principal Mike Crase said he was a beloved member of the high school community.

"We are all deeply saddened by this sudden and tragic loss," he said.

Harbin has three municipal warrants out for his arrest, a news release states. Counselors will be available for students.

Police did take pictures of Harbin's vehicle which had at least one bullet hole in it.