OKC Police Arrest Suspect In Deadly Attempted Carjacking


Thursday, April 25th 2013, 3:35 pm
By: News 9


Police have released the name of a man arrested Thursday for the killing of a woman during an attempted carjacking in a southwest Oklahoma City motel parking lot.

Police say two women were leaving the Quality Inn Motel near Interstate 240 and Western when 20-year-old Jeffrey Tate tried to steal their car. During the attempted carjacking, one woman was killed and another was injured and hospitalized.

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Police are not saying how the woman died. They are waiting for an autopsy report from the medical examiner's office.

Tate was detained a short distance away from the scene. After being questioned, police arrested him on complaints of first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon.

Police are not releasing the victim's names until their families have been notified.