Homicide suspect involved standoff ends

Wednesday, June 18th 2008, 9:48 am
By: News 9


A man was shot and killed in Tulsa Wednesday morning and the suspect has escaped, authorities said.

The incident started in the 800 block of North Greenwood when 38-year old John Larkin shot 27-year old Jessie Lynn Hurt to death, police said. Hurt was thought to have been dating Larkin's ex-girlfriend.

The alleged ex-girlfriend took Hurt to a Tulsa-area hospital where he died a short time ago, police said. The woman's name has not been released.

Tulsa police believed Larkin was hiding in a nearby apartment at about Greenwood and Oklahoma, but when the police finally entered into the apartment, Larkin was nowhere to be found.

Authorities warn Larkin is considered to be armed.

If you have information about Larkin, contact the Tulsa Police Department at (918) 596-COPS.