ON AIR NOW

LISTEN NOW

Weather

cloudy-day Created with Sketch.
70°
Partly Cloudy
H 90° L 72°
  • cloudy-day Created with Sketch.
    70°
    Current Conditions
    Partly Cloudy. H 90° L 72°
  • cloudy-day Created with Sketch.
    85°
    Afternoon
    Partly Cloudy. H 90° L 72°
  • clear-day Created with Sketch.
    87°
    Evening
    Mostly Sunny. H 90° L 72°
LISTEN
PAUSE
ERROR

Krmg news on demand

00:00 | 00:00

LISTEN
PAUSE
ERROR

Krmg traffic on demand

00:00 | 00:00

LISTEN
PAUSE
ERROR

Krmg weather on demand

00:00 | 00:00

Local
Man dead after fight between two men and a woman
Close

Man dead after fight between two men and a woman

Man dead after fight between two men and a woman
Photo Credit: Courtesy Tulsa County Jail

Man dead after fight between two men and a woman

A man is dead after a fight begins between two men and a woman at a duplex.

Tulsa police tell us witnesses reported a major disturbance was underway at a house near 4600 South 72nd East Place about 11:10 p.m. Tuesday.

When police arrived, they found Juan Luis Mendoza on the ground with a wound to the head.

Mendoza was declared dead at the scene.

We're told that Mendoza, who had been armed with a baseball bat, was the husband of the woman who had been arguing with another man. 

Tulsa Police Captain Wendell Franklin said that the man with a knife had left the scene eastbound on a skateboard that had been used to strike the victim.

Within minutes, a police officer who was en route to the scene spotted a male with a skateboard near 4600 South Memorial where he was detained by the officer.

We're told that the suspect, identified as 38-year old Pedro Castro, had been injured in the fight.

Castro was taken to a hospital.

He was subsequently released from the hospital and was taken to the Tulsa Police Detective Division where he was interviewed and will be charged with first degree murder. 

Franklin said that the female who had been involved in the fight was taken to the hospital by private vehicle.

 

Read More
VIEW COMMENTS

There are no comments yet. Be the first to post your thoughts. or Register.

  • Two prison inmates take their confinement out on some fellow inmates. A South Carolina inmate says he and another convicted murderer strangled four fellow prisoners in a bid to get the death penalty.   Denver Simmons told The Associated Press in a series of telephone calls that he and Jacob Philip plotted the April 7 killings at Kirkland Correctional Institution for months. Both men were sentenced to life without parole for double murderers.   Simmons told the AP they chose inmates who were weak or trusted them, and lured them one by one into Simmons' cell. The victims were John King, William Scruggs, Jimmy Ham, and Jason Kelley.   Simmons said he now realizes he's unlikely to get the death penalty.
  • A woman is robbed at gunpoint while walking her dog at LaFortune Park around 11:30 p.m. Monday. Tulsa police tell us three men approached the victim, taking her cell phone before running away into the park near 51st and South Yale. Officers got into a foot chase with the suspects, following them to a nearby apartment complex. Tulsa Police Sergeant David Brice said, “However we were able to recover the victim’s cell phone where the officer last saw that suspect run into the apartment complex.” None of the suspects have been arrested.
  • A shooting victim dies in the hospital after being gunned down on a grocery store parking lot. Tulsa police tell us a 26- to 27-year male was shot around 10:30 Monday night at the Turley Food Express at 504 East 56 Street North.  “Officers were able to locate witnesses that stated a black male arrived in the parking lot, exited a vehicle (and) fired multiple shots at the victim while in the parking lot,” said Tulsa Police Sergeant August Terbrock.   We're told witnesses had no description of the vehicle or the suspect. Crime scene detectives have taken over the investigation. The victim’s name has not been released.
  • No charges will be filed in a police shooting last week. Investigators have found no criminal wrongdoing in the police killing of a mentally ill, knife-wielding black man by officers.   Tulsa police homicide Sgt. Dave Walker tells the Tulsa World about the findings Monday from the internal investigation of the June 9 shooting of Jason Barre. Tulsa County District Attorney's Office will review the findings next and decide if it concurs.   Barre already was known to police as having a mental illness. When he walked down a street wielding two butcher knives on June 9, two sheriff's deputies and a police officer gave him room until he approached a convenience store. After a stun gun failed to stop Barre, the deputies and officer shot him.
  • Two dogs mauled a woman over the weekend.   Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin said Monday that 65-year-old Melissa Barnes was doing yard work Saturday at a residence west of Bozeman when she was attacked, first by a pit bull, followed by another dog. The breed of the second dog hasn't been confirmed.   Barnes, who is an organ donor, was being kept on life support at a Billings hospital pending rabies tests on the dogs, which belonged to tenants on Barnes' property. The dogs were not current on their vaccinations. Their owners voluntarily euthanized them.   Gootkin says the case is still under investigation, and no charges have yet been filed.