Tulsa Gang Member Sentenced for Second Degree Murder
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Oklahoma
U.S. District Judge Gregory K. Frizzell sentenced Sir Michael Morgan, Jr., 20, of Tulsa to 210 months imprisonment, followed by
5 years of supervised release for Second Degree Murder in Indian Country.
“Gang rivalry and gun violence resulted in the senseless death of Isaiah Jones,” said U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson. “Today’s sentence reflects this defendant’s callous disregard for life and reaffirms that prosecutors and law enforcement will hold violent criminals accountable for their actions.”
According to court documents, on January 29, 2022, Morgan killed Isaiah Jones by shooting him multiple times. Morgan believed that Jones, who was in a rival gang, shot his friend. A confrontation led to Morgan shooting at Jones and Jones returning fire. Morgan pleaded guilty to intentionally shooting and killing Jones with a 9mm handgun. Morgan sustained four gunshot wounds.
Morgan is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. He will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau
of Prisons facility.
The FBI and Tulsa Police Department investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Alicia N. Hockenbury and Stacey P. Todd prosecuted the case.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results. For more information about Project Safe Neighborhoods, please visit Justice.gov/PSN.
Updated February 6, 2024
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