Monday shooting thought to be retaliation for Sunday shooting


Tuesday, February 20th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Police said a fatal shooting Monday in a convenience store parking lot might have been retaliation for a weekend shooting that injured two men and killed one.

Free Smith, 22, was shot twice in the back around 2:30 p.m.

Monday while standing in a convenience store parking lot, Sgt.

Wayne Allen said.

He died at Tulsa Regional Medical Center after being taken there in critical condition, police said.

While two different pairs of men were seen leaving the scene -- one pair on foot and another in a black Jeep Wagoneer -- it was not clear whether they shot Smith, police said.

Allen said police haven't determined the motive for Smith's shooting, but that it was possibly retaliation from a shooting the day before that left two men injured and one dead.

"The victim in this case is associated with the suspects from the shooting this weekend," Allen said. "There is some speculation that this is retaliation."

No one has been arrested in that shooting, which happened around 2:15 a.m. Sunday and was apparently the result of a fight between two men, officer Lucky Lamons said.

Terry Jackson, 23, was killed in that shooting, while Jimmy Robinson suffered a wound to his hip, and Ronald Markham was shot in his torso, Lamons said.