East Tulsa standoff ends with one person dead


Saturday, August 20th 2005, 9:24 pm
By: News On 6


A long standoff with a homicide suspect did "not" end peacefully this weekend.

It started just before 6 PM Saturday, when two men in separate vehicles rammed each other near 51st and Mingo. They ended up in the parking lot of a body shop, where at least four shots were fired.

Tulsa Police investigators say Matt Atkinson was shot and killed. Misty Gregory, a woman who knew the suspect, was also there and was shot as well. She was taken to the hospital and is listed in critical condition. The suspect, John Seymore Junior, barricaded himself in his home less than a mile away.

Tulsa Police surrounded Seymore's home, and fired nearly a dozen cans of tear gas inside. After several hours, Seymore was found dead from self-inflicted gunshot wounds.

The case is still under investigation.