Guest Describes Moments With Accused Suspect Before Deadly Shooting At Bricktown Hotel


Wednesday, November 4th 2020, 10:44 pm
By: Sylvia Corkill


OKLAHOMA CITY -

A metro man said he and his wife talked to a woman hours before police said she shot a man to death at a Bricktown hotel.

Dustin Larsen and his family checked in Monday after the ice storm knocked out power to their home.

Tuesday, he and his wife met hotel guest Tyesha Long.

“My wife and her had struck up a conversation, they were talking, the kids were swimming, everyone was having a good time,” said Larsen.

After parting ways Larsen says he ran into Long later that night.

“I came down to go out back and have a cigarette. At that time, as I was walking back out the door, I could hear yelling,” said Larsen.

Larsen said Long was in a heated argument with a man.

“It was loud enough that I was inside, and I could still hear at least the yelling going on,” said Larsen. “When she walked back in, she literally said just “F” off! She threw her hand up, I moved, she went back in.”

Larsen went to his room but said he got up later.

“As I came back up the elevator, I was getting off and that's when I heard pow, pow, pow, I heard three shots,” said Larsen.

Larsen shrugged it off and went back to bed.

“I thought we're at the Hilton, it can’t be that” said Larsen.

But after waking up he said he realized something awful happened.

Police said a man was shot dead and his body was found in a hallway.

“God forbid if those bullets would have traveled south or any direction, it could have got someone else,” said Larsen.

Police arrested Long on a first-degree murder complaint.

“I was like oh my gosh, we talked, she talked to my wife…they were very friendly. She was very friendly,” said Larsen.               

Last November, according to court documents, Long was granted a protective order against her on-and-off again boyfriend.

The Oklahoma County District Attorney will decide if she will be charged or if she acted in self-defense.