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Jurors convict man for Best Buy shooting deaths

Jurors convict man for Best Buy shooting deaths

Jurors convict man for Best Buy shooting deaths
Willie Wise

Jurors convict man for Best Buy shooting deaths

Update: KRMG has learned one of two men accused in a deadly shooting at a Skelly Best Buy was found guilty Friday night.

Tulsa court clerk says the jury convicted Willie Wise of killing Scott Norman and Graydon Brown in July of 2012.

Jurors deliberated for a little more than two hours.

Jeremy Foster will also stand trial for the shooting deaths.

Original:  One of the shooting victims in Saturday's gunfire at Best Buy was buying a gift for his wife.

Tulsa Police tell us 58-year old Graydon Wesley Brown had his 8-year old daughter with him when he was shopping at Best Buy Saturday.

Brown's sister Gracelyn Brown tells us her brother was looking at DVD's when he was shot.

"It's just a huge loss that no one could really fathom," Brown said.

To Gracelyn Brown's dismay, police tell us no one has been arrested in the shooting.

"He was our only brother so we'll never have another brother," Brown said.

Tulsa Police have an updated description of the man they believe killed 2 people at the midtown Tulsa Best Buy around 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

Investigators tell KRMG that 58-year-old Graydon Brown, an innocent bystander inside the store located at 5520 E. Skelly Dr., was shot while shopping with his 8-year-old daughter. 

Police identified the "intended" target as 34-year-old Scott Norman who was shot in the back.

Tulsa Police Sergeant Dave Walker tells KRMG that the gunman approached 2 people outside the store and opened fire.

Both shooting victims were transported from the scene by ambulance but neither survived.

Police tell KRMG the shooter fled the scene on foot.

He was described as a 25-25 year old black man with a 'scraggly' beard, 5'6" tall, weighing 170-180 lbs. wearing a white jersey with a number and writing on the back.

If you have any information, call CrimeStoppers at (918) 596-COPS, the Homicide Tip Line at (918) 798-8477 or email homicide@cityoftulsa.org.

You can remain anonymous.

The TPD homicide unit believes that Scott Norman and his brother were shopping at the Promenade Mall prior to arriving at Best Buy. 

The image of the black male wearing the "Lets Eat" Jersey number 4 is believed to be associated with the murder. 

The person wearing the jersey is seen in close proximity to Scott Brown and his brother as they shop at the mall. 

Police want to identify and interview the man about his knowledge of the murders.

The small black vehicle pictured is believed to be the vehicle that let the shooting suspect off behind the Best Buy.

The TPD homicide unit says that this crime is associated with other murders in Tulsa.

On 07-09-2008, Tajuan Davis and Teontae Ray were shot and killed at 2400 E 41 St. North. 

Police say the victims of those murders had gang ties in Tulsa.

On 07-10-2011, Bryan Mitchell and Kanisha Jackson were killed at 648 E 53 St North.  

Speculation is that Mitchell was involved in the Davis and Ray murders and a possibility is that his murder is in retaliation for Davis and Ray murders. 

Detectives tell KRMG that Jackson has no connection to Davis or Ray and was killed merely for her association with Mitchell. 

Jackson is believed to be an innocent victim.

Norman and Brown are homicides number 27 and 28 in Tulsa for 2012.

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