Deputy Arrests Suspect In Fatal North Tulsa Shooting

Friday, August 13th 2010, 10:24 pm
By: News On 6

TULSA, OK -- The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office arrested a suspect Friday night in a deadly shooting in July. Demarco Dejuan Johnson, 23, was arrested during a routine traffic stop, according to a report by the sheriff's office.

A deputy pulled Johnson's car over in the 500 block of East 48th Place North for an expired paper tag at about 6:19 p.m. Johnson did not have a driver's license and initially told the deputy his name was Ronald Buckley, deputies say.

Upon questioning, deputies say Johnson admitted his real name and that he had an outstanding warrant for murder. Johnson also had a plastic bag with 1.8 grams of crack cocaine, according to the report.

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Johnson is wanted in connection with the death of Markeeto Matthews, 35, of Tulsa on July 24, 2010. Deputies say Matthews was gunned down while sitting at the stoplight in the area of 4600 North Cincinnati.

Matthews' family believes it was a case of mistaken identity.

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Johnson was booked on complaints of first-degree murder, possession of a controlled drug after former conviction of a felony and two traffic-related misdemeanors.

Police are still looking for another suspect, Preston Riley.