TULSA, Okla. — A man who was on the run from authorities for six months and wanted for a murder in Wisconsin was arrested in Tulsa on Friday, Tulsa police announced.
Another Fox News station reported that Washington shot a man 13 times and killed him in December of last year.
Tiron Washington, 34, was arrested almost 6 months later at the Greyhound bus station in downtown Tulsa.
A man had reported to bus officials he saw Washington with a gun in his luggage, Tulsa police said in a press release.
Bus officials then asked everyone to get off the bus as they investigated the complaint, since weapons onboard a bus is against company policy.
“A bus driver or manager reported that there was a man on the bus and they saw him walk on with a firearm, and that goes against their policy and they wanted him removed from the bus,” said Tulsa Police Sgt. Michael Fullbright.
Once police tried to talk to Washington, he took off running, police said.
Washington ran about three blocks to Whiskey 918, near 2nd and Greenwood.
Construction workers on a nearby project had a birds-eye view of the police chase and told police that Washington was hiding under a car in the Whiskey 918 parking lot.
Police released their canine officer and Washington took off on foot again.
Washington ended up running into a detective who put him under arrest.
Once Washington was in police custody he first gave police a fake name and fake driver’s license but eventually said his real name was Tiron Washington.
Police then found he had several active warrants from Wisconsin and Illinois, Tulsa police said.
Washington will be extradited to Kenosha, Wisconsin to face first-degree murder charges.
“A warrant of that nature is going to be an extraditable warrant - meaning if he’s caught here he’s going to be transported back there,” said Sgt. Fullbright.
Washington is also facing charges stemming from the incident at the Greyhound bus station, including possession of a firearm, false personation, resisting arrest and possession of a fake ID.
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