Tulsa Murder Suspect In Custody After Chase

Wednesday, August 10th 2016, 6:10 pm
By: News On 6

A murder suspect is in the hospital after running from police then hiding in a hot trailer under a pile of clothes for 45 minutes in the afternoon heat.

Police tried to pull him over near 31st and Memorial, but he ran until he ditched his car near 58th and Garnett.

Police said after they took the man into custody, they recovered two guns - an AR-15 and a handgun they say could be the murder weapon.

Video from Osage SkyNews 6 HD shows the suspect being lead into an ambulance for treatment after leading police on a chase.

"This is a very dangerous man. We did everything we could to take him into custody," Sergeant Dave Walker said.

The whole thing started early Wednesday morning, shortly after 6:00, when police responded to the QuikTrip at 11th and Garnett for reports of a man shot.

8/10/2016 Related Story: Police Investigating After Shooting Victim Dies Outside Tulsa QuikTrip

Walker said Jacalyn Ketcherside, 34, drove the 36-year-old victim to a QuikTrip, where he died. In a news release, Walker said Ketcherside is wanted for uttering a forged instrument.

Walker said their investigation revealed the man who shot the victim near East 4th Place and Garnett was named Mike. Police said no one would give investigators Mike's last name and described him as around 50 years old with a gray goatee and gray hair.

Police also learned Mike had shot himself in the hand the night before and that he left the house in a blue Subaru driven by Cierra Hughes, 20.

Officers said they tracked the blue Subaru to a house on East 37th Place and set up a watch. When he ran out, the chase started.

“Things we tried, just didn't work for him to get stopped," Walker said of the pursuit.

But the suspect eventually stopped his car and ran.

"He abandoned his car, somewhere close to here. Got out on foot, left a female in the car," Walker said.

Police took Hughes into custody after a short foot chase and used the helicopter to locate the suspect hiding inside an Aramark trailer.

Walker said, "We did fill the trailer full of OC spray, or pepper ball spray."

Police surrounded the trailer and used K9 officers to move in. They said they found the man inside, hiding under clothes and suffering from a gunshot wound to the hand.

“He was kind of passed out,” Walker said. “We rendered aid just as soon as we could."

Officers said they found a hand gun outside the trailer and a long gun inside the car the suspect ran from. They said he had been hiding in the trailer, in the heat, for about an hour.

Investigators said the suspect will spend the night at the hospital.

They have not released his name or the name of the murder victim.

U.S. Marshals also assisted with the search.