Probe Into Hitchhiker's Death Near Tahlequah

Friday, December 5th 2008, 5:22 pm
By: News On 6

News On 6

TAHLEQUAH, OK --   The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is looking into a homicide near Tahlequah.  An OSBI spokeswoman says an unidentified man picked up two hitch-hikers late Thursday night.  Those hitchhikers then reportedly tried to rob the man.

Investigators say the man pulled out a gun and shot and killed one of the hitchhikers, identified as Jayme Brewer.  The other hitchhiker, identified as Bogere Ssettimba, ran off, but was later arrested. 

Ssettimba was arrested on a complaint of robbery.  He was also arrested on a first degree murder complaint because Brewer's death happened while a felony was being committed.

As for the driver who fired the weapon, his name is being withheld but The News On 6 has been told he was arrested on a complaint of carrying a concealed weapon without a permit.