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21-year-old Kiersten ‘KJ’ Love killed in shooting at Woodland Hills Mall in Tulsa

Tulsa Police took 20-year-old Deonte Crump into custody in connection with the shooting.



Update: This afternoon, Tulsa Police took 20-year-old Deonte Crump into custody in connection with the shooting death of 21-year-old Kierstan Love on Tuesday night just outside the entrances of Woodland Hills Mall.

Police indicate that an altercation occurred between Crump and Love within the mall, leading to a physical confrontation just outside the mall doors. Allegedly, Crump produced a firearm and shot Love.

Authorities arrested Crump at a residence near 51st and Memorial approximately an hour ago. Records reveal that Crump received a 5-year suspended sentence a year ago for charges including burglary, resisting officers, and grand larceny. He is now facing charges of first-degree murder.

As stated in the affidavit, investigators assert that Deonte Crump shot Kierstan Love in the face outside the mall. According to documents, an altercation took place between Love’s girlfriend and Crump inside the mall.

The girlfriend reportedly indicated her intention to bring Love, her boyfriend, to address the situation. Investigators state that Love confronted Crump outside the mall doors, attempted to strike him, and then Crump allegedly drew a firearm, shot Love, and fled the scene.

The documents mention a witness who came forward, identifying Crump as the shooter.

Original Report:

On 12/26/2023 around 6:15 p.m., Officers responded to Woodland Hills Mall at 71st and Memorial for multiple calls about a shooting.

When Officers arrived, they found the victim, identified as Kierstan “KJ” Love, lying on the ground with a gunshot wound outside the northwest main entrance to the mall. Love was rushed to the hospital. He died from his injuries just before 11 p.m.

Through the investigation, Detectives learned this started with some sort of altercation inside the mall. This led to the victim and the male suspect fighting outside the mall entrance. During the fight, the male suspect pulled out a gun and shot Love, then fled.

Detectives are reviewing surveillance video, following up on leads, and trying to identify the suspect at this time.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the shooting should call Tulsa Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS. You can remain anonymous when calling.

Original Report:

A fatality occurred following a shooting just outside Woodland Hills Mall on Tuesday night, as reported by Tulsa Police. Authorities are actively searching for the assailant.

The incident transpired a little after 6 p.m. on Tuesday, originating from an altercation between two individuals outside the northwest doors of the mall.

The disagreement escalated into a physical altercation, resulting in one person pulling out a gun and shooting the other, according to the police.

The shooter fled from the mall, traversing the parking lot, and remains at large, as indicated by the police.

The 21-year-old individual succumbed to injuries overnight in the hospital, as confirmed by the police. The victim’s identity has not yet been disclosed.

Gunshots were heard by individuals within the mall, prompting a panic and a rush for cover. According to the police, there is no indication that the shooter entered the mall.

Limited details about the suspect have been released, except that the person is believed to be between 20 and 30 years old.

Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin emphasized that resorting to gunfire is never a prudent response to handling altercations, especially within a mall setting.

Chief Franklin expressed a common challenge in law enforcement, where individuals often seize the opportunity in the heat of the moment to discharge a firearm.

He highlighted the urgency of addressing such incidents, particularly at a crowded venue like this mall, especially considering the day after Christmas.

The Woodland Hills Mall intends to proceed with its scheduled opening on Wednesday morning at 10.

This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.