Jury Sentences Tulsa Man of First Degree Murder in Fatal Cyclist Shooting | Crime News
Banks, in his plea agreement, claimed he was driving a red Hyundai along 61st Street and Peoria Avenue on April 12 when he saw Burgess cycling near the Waterstone Apartments.
Banks claimed Blevins leaned out of the car window and pulled the hood of the vehicle while sitting on the door frame.
Blevins, in his confession to police on April 20, allegedly claimed to have fired two shots at Burgess after claiming to have seen Burgess grab a gun in his waist or pull up his pants, court records show.
Banks and Blevins both fled the scene after the shooting.
Banks and Blevins are both members of federally recognized tribes, and the fatal shooting occurred on the Muscogee Nation reservation, calling the crime a federal prosecution.
Blevins, also known as “Osage”, has been jailed since April 17 after Tulsa police arrested him while driving a vehicle that matched the description seen in the Burgess shooting.
When initially asked about the incident, Blevins blamed the shooting on another person who he said was in a car with him and Banks.
But police said Blevins retracted after receiving evidence the other person was not with him at the time of the shooting.