Tulsa Police Investigate After Man Shot, Killed While Riding His Bike


Tuesday, April 13th 2021, 6:13 pm
By: Reagan Ledbetter


TULSA, Oklahoma -

Tulsa Police are investigating the death of a man shot and killed while riding his bicycle.

Police said this investigation has been tough and they don't really have many witnesses right now.

They said one person told them they saw a red car with tinted windows race away from the scene after the shooting.

Police said 36-year-old Maurice Burgess was found on the ground next to his bike with a gunshot wound to the neck. He was taken to the hospital where he died.

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"For now, we can't speculate on any motive. They are working hard, around the clock and the good thing is our homicide detectives are so good,” said Officer Danny Bean with Tulsa Police.

Police said so far, they haven't found anyone who saw the shooting or has any information about what happened and why.

"Being the time of day of this, being in a busy part of town near 61st and Peoria, in an apartment complex, hopefully they've been knocking on doors, contacting people and seeing what could have went down,” said Bean.

The Tulsa Police homicide unit normally has a nearly 100 percent solve rate, but right now they have five open cases. This makes six.

"It can be frustrating, and to take that case on immediately with nothing is frustrating,” said Bean. “They've had some pretty difficult ones lately and they've been working around the clock and they will work around the clock on all of them."

Police said this is a case where they will really need someone with information to come forward and help them solve this. If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS. You can remain anonymous.