TULSA - Tulsa police have released the name of a man gunned down next to a running car in the parking lot of an east Tulsa motel early Sunday morning.
TPD identifies the victim as Terrance Jerome Valentine, 26.
A search of that name in Department of Corrections records for Oklahoma didn't return any hits.
Police say he died early Sunday morning after Fue Xiong, 22, gunned him down in the parking lot of an east Tulsa motel.
Det. Sgt. Dave Walker told KRMG at the scene that officers in the area heard the gunfire just before 2:30 a.m.; the 911 call came in moments later.
They arrived at the Motel 6, 12525 E. 52nd St., and found a man dead in the parking lot next to a running car.
Witnesses said they had heard an argument, and that some of the people involved had gone into a room on the third floor.
Police did search the room briefly, but it was unoccupied by the time they got there.
Walker said they were waiting on a warrant to do a more thorough search.
He added that they did have witnesses who were cooperating, but early on he didn't have a theory yet on a motive in the murder.
It's believed Valentine was not a guest at the motel; the car had Oklahoma tags but it's unclear if the vehicle belonged to the victim or someone else.
This is Tulsa's 15th homicide of 2014.