Wisconsin homicide suspect arrested in downtown Tulsa


Source: Tulsa Police Department

Tulsa police said they arrested a suspect in downtown Tulsa Saturday morning who was wanted for 1st degree murder in another state.

Around 10:18 a.m. an IMPACT Officer and Tulsa patrol officers responded to the Greyhound Bus Station at 317 S. Detroit Ave.

The station’s manager reported a man was on the bus and he was seen with a firearm. As this was against Greyhound's policy, they wanted him removed from the bus.

The officer requested additional backup and made the decision to de-board the bus before confronting the subject. Once the subject matching the description was off the bus, officers approached him and attempted to make contact before the subject took off running.

Officers were flagged down by citizens who reported that they witnessed the suspect put a gun on top of the tire of a parked vehicle. Police secured the gun and the search for the suspect continued.

Multiple officers closed in on the area to help lock it down. Officers from Gilcrease Division and Detective Division responded.

A perimeter was set with the assistance of a construction crew off 2nd Street and Greenwood Avenue. The workers had a bird’s eye view from the rafters they were on, Tulsa police said.

They saw the subject run to the west of the Whiskey 918 building and hide underneath a vehicle in the parking lot to the south of the building. A perimeter was quickly set up and a K-9 officer arrived within minutes.

After seeing K-9 Ajax, the suspect took off running south “right into the arms of waiting fraud detective,” police said. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.

At the police station during questioning the suspect originally presented a driver’s license out of Florida and a social security card with the name of another person. The information that was pulled wasn't matching up with the suspect.

Officers contacted a TPD crime analyst and asked her to pull a drivers license photo for the name given.

It turned out that the drivers license and SSN were both fakes. The analyst found a drivers license out of Indiana that matched the SSN that was supposed to match with the name of the person on the identification.

Police noticed the photo and the suspect did not match and and subsequent names and dates of birth given by the suspect were found to be bogus.

The suspect admitted his actual name was Tiron Washington, 33, and he was found to have multiple felony warrants out of both Wisconsin and Illinois.

The warrant out of Wisconsin was for 1st degree Homicide, use of a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm after a deny conviction. Bond for that charge alone was $1 million.

The suspect also incurred additional charges in Oklahoma for possession of a firearm AFCF, false personation, obstruction, resisting, possession of fake identification, carrying a concealed weapon, and other warrants out of Illinois and Wisconsin.

After being contacted by homicide detectives from the Kenosha Police Department, Tulsa police will turn over Washington for extradition to Wisconsin.

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