Tulsa OK Feb 17 2017 A man accused of shooting a security guard to death after a fight at the Route 66 Event Center in October has been arrested in Tulsa.
Agents from the U.S. Marshal Service, Northern Oklahoma Violent Crimes Task Force and Tulsa Police arrested Byron Terrail Penn, 31, after a traffic stop Thursday afternoon, according to a news release from Tulsa Homicide Sgt. Dave Walker.
Penn is facing a first-degree murder charge in connection with the shooting death of 42-year-old Norman Huntley.
Investigators believe Penn shot Huntley, who worked security at the Route 66 Event Center, outside a car wash at 5941 E. 11th St. during a fight Oct. 2.
The chain of events began when a group of people reportedly stole a backpack from inside the event center and took it in a vehicle to the nearby car wash. Police say club patrons and security surrounded the suspects’ car and fought with the driver, recovering the stolen backpack in the process.
During the fight, Penn allegedly fired several shots at Huntley before fleeing across the street to a waiting car, police said. Huntley was taken to St. John Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead from his injuries.
The murder charge and a warrant for Penn’s arrest were filed in Tulsa County District Court on Oct. 13, and police named him the city’s Most Wanted fugitive later that month.
State records show Penn has previous convictions for second-degree burglary and possession of a firearm after a felony conviction.
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