Today, U.S. District Judge John F. Heil, III, sentenced Daijon Marque Welch, 27, of Tulsa for Second Degree Murder in Indian Country. Welch was sentenced to 156 months imprisonment, followed by 5 years of supervised release.
“This deadly act of violence at the hands of Daijon Welch changed the family of Cameron Wilson forever and seriously injured another man,” said U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson. “My office will continue to pursue violent crime whether in Tulsa or in rural Oklahoma. There are no higher priorities than keeping our communities safe and fighting for victims of violent crime.”
According to court documents, Welch plead guilty to intentionally shooting Cameron Wilson several times. On April 22, 2020, Tulsa Police Department responded to a 911 call of a shooting at 8201 E. Skelly Drive. Witnesses reported that they heard several gun shots and witnessed Welch fleeing the area. One victim was shot in the face, forearm, and abdomen. The second victim, Cameron Wilson was pronounced deceased at the scene. Officers canvased the area, found Welch and the semi-automatic black pistol he attempted to hide.
Welch is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and 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. Attorney Justin G. Bish 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.