Police identify, issue warrant for suspect wanted in Oct. 2 murder
TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) -- After asking the public to help identify a person of interest in an Oct. 2 murder, Tulsa police have now issued a warrant for the arrest of a suspect.
Byron Terrail Penn, 31, is wanted for first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Norman Huntley, who was a security guard at the Route 66 Event Center. Police believe Penn shot Huntley multiple times after a fight broke out between a group of people.
According to video recovered from the Tulsa police department, Huntley was working security at the event center that night. Around 4 a.m., a group tried to steal a backpack from someone inside the club before a fight broke out. The backpack was taken to a car waiting outside.
A fight involving patrons and security ensued at the car, and the backpack was recovered. Police say Huntley was at the back of the car when he got into a fight with Penn, who police believe shot Huntley several times before running across the street to a waiting car. Huntley later died from his wounds.
Penn is five feet, eight inches tall and weighs 195 pounds. If you have any information on Penn's whereabouts, call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-2677, the Homicide Tip Line at 918-798-8477, or email firstname.lastname@example.org .