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Police: Suspect arrested after woman shot dead in parking lot of east Tulsa QuikTrip

Police say the suspect, 23-year-old Ty Rutledge, was found in the complex and taken into custody. (Tulsa County Jail/KTUL)

Police have identified the victim in a deadly shooting outside a QuikTrip in east Tulsa.

Ashley Tobey, 32, was shot to death around 4 a.m. at the gas station near 31st and Highway 129.

Police say the clerk thought he heard arguing and a gunshot. Security called police and when officers arrived, they found Tobey dead.

Police say it appears the victim was in her vehicle when another vehicle pulled up. The suspect got out of the vehicle and fired a shotgun at her, according to police. The suspect then took off.

Officers later found the suspect vehicle, a Mitsubishi Galant, at an apartment complex near 51st and Yale. Police say the suspect, 23-year-old Ty Rutledge, was found in the complex and taken into custody. Investigators recovered the murder weapon near the area where Rutledge was taken into custody.

QuikTrip officials says there’s no way to prevent this kind of crime on their property.

“We’re really sorry about the loss of the lady; we’re victims too, we had nothing to do with this," said spokesman Mike Thornbrugh.

Police say they are still looking for a witness that was in the suspect's vehicle at the time of the shooting. The witness is reportedly a 22-year-old white woman around 5 feet tall and 160 pounds. Homicide Sgt. Dave Walker says the woman "can assume we know who she is and where she may be located."

If you have any information on the murder, call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-2677 or the homicide tip line at 918-798-8477.

This is Tulsa's 2nd murder of 2018.

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