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Northern District of Oklahoma

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Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Tulsa Man Pleads Guilty to January 2022 Killing

A  man who initiated a January 2022 shooting in north Tulsa that caused the death of an 18-year-old and seriously injured a second teenager pleaded guilty in federal court, announced U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson.

Sir Michael Morgan Jr., 19, of Tulsa, pleaded guilty to second degree murder in Indian Country.

Morgan admitted that on Jan. 29, 2022, he shot and killed victim Isaiah Jones because he believed Jones was involved in the shooting of his friend in a previous incident. Prosecutors contended that Morgan initiated the incident in which he also shot a 17-year-old, seriously injuring him. During an exchange of gunfire, Morgan was also shot.

An individual who knew the two victims said he heard the gunshots from inside his home and transported the victims to the hospital. Once there, Jones was pronounced dead from multiple gunshot wounds. The second victim survived.

Morgan was transported by ambulance to the hospital where he was treated for two gunshot wounds.

The FBI and Tulsa Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Stacey P. Todd is prosecuting the case.

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Indian Country Law and Justice
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Updated January 4, 2023