2nd Arrest Made In Tulsa Homicide


Tuesday, July 7th 2009, 11:44 pm
By: News On 6


News On 6

TULSA, OK -- Officers with the Tulsa Police Department have arrested a suspect in connection with the shooting death of a 14-year-old.

Officers arrested Tyler Ross Deerinwater at about 10:15 Tuesday night on a complaint of first degree murder. Deerinwater, 18, was booked into the Tulsa County Jail.

Acting on a tip, officers went to a home in the area of 1600 North Yorktown. When they arrived, Deerinwater took off.

Officers say they later found him hiding in a tree.

According to police, Deerinwater admitted his involvement in the murder last week of 14-year-old Tevon Mathies of Missouri. The teen was shot and killed at the Birch Place Apartments near 33rd and Garnett.

Last Friday, police arrested 20-year-old Jeffrey Proctor also in connection with Mathies' death. Officers say Proctor admitted he was at the scene of the homicide and was in possession of a handgun.

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Officers say they are looking for a possible third suspect.

They are not sure if the suspect was in the house where Deerinwater was arrested, but everyone inside is being questioned.