A defendant pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court for shooting and killing a man who attempted to drive away after a brief verbal altercation, announced U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson.
Dillon Charles Wilson, 26, of Tulsa, pleaded guilty to second degree murder in Indian Country.
Wilson admitted that on Jan. 19, 2022, he shot victim Jamitric Landrum, killing him.
Tulsa Police officers were dispatched to the 5900 block of Charles Page Boulevard in Tulsa just after 1 am in reference to the shooting. The victim was located in a wrecked vehicle with a gunshot wound to the back and was transported to the hospital where was later pronounced dead.
According to court documents, a witness told responding officers that she and the victim were driving around looking for an unknown individual they thought had try to force his way into her apartment. The victim was driving the vehicle and pulled into a parking lot near the apartment complex. She stated that she saw two men and a woman in the parking lot talking to a tow truck driver. At one point, Landrum unrolled the window and made a remark to one of the men, who considered it disrespectful. The man, later identified as Wilson, then pulled out a firearm. The witness stated that the victim attempted to drive away when Wilson started shooting at the vehicle. The victim was struck, grabbed his chest, attempted to continue driving, then crashed into a pole. The witness relayed that she saw the shooter get into a gray SUV that sped away.
The FBI and Tulsa Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney John E. Brasher is prosecuting the case.
This case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement, and the local community to develop effective, locally based strategies to reduce violent crime.