Marcus Hilland Runnels, 27, is currently being held in Tulsa county and being accused of firing a shotgun and fatally wounding a man outside a
north Tulsa home located near the 1300 block of North Birmingham Place on December 15th.
Initially it was stated the victim was unlikey to survive the altercation. Runnels is accused of firing two shots at Leland Mitchell, 42, as Mitchell was pulling out of a driveway around 10:15 p.m., Sgt. Dave Walker said. The shot struck Mitchell in the head, and he died from his wounds four days after the shooting, on Dec. 19, at St. John Medical Center. Police were investigating the shooting as Tulsa’s 56th homicide before Mitchell died.
Runnels was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, December 22. He is also charged with shooting with intent to kill in connection with the assault. Prosecutors also allege that Runnels attempted to fired at someone else as well on the night of the shooting.
Officers arrested Runnels early Dec. 16 after a standoff outside a residence in the 2900 block of East Woodrow Street. The shooting apparently resulted from an earlier altercation between household members and a person driving erratically, Walker said.
Runnels is being held without bond, according to jail records but should be appearing in court on Dec. 23, and may be awarded a bond. If you or a loved one are awaiting a bond amount in hopes of being able to bond out, please contact Thunder Bail Bonds at 405-235-0002.