2 Teens Arrested In Tulsa Homicide

Friday, April 17th 2009, 4:44 pm
By: News On 6


TULSA, OK -- Tulsa Police have arrested two teenagers in a homicide that occurred last month.

Kurtis "Trey" Johnson and Andrew Isiah White, both 15, were booked into jail about 2 p.m. Friday on complaints of first-degree murder.

They are accused in the death of 42-year-old Rodney Hackett, who was shot in the 1500 block of East Young Street on Feb. 2 and died Monday.

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Witnesses told detectives that "Trey," later identified as Johnson, shot Hackett in the torso, according to an arrest report. Johnson admitted to the shooting in an interview with police.

The witnesses also said White assaulted Hackett before he was shot, the report states. White denied knowing Johnson or being present at the time of the shooting.

Investigators say the two knew each other and that White had been letting Johnson stay at his house.