Arrest warrant issued for Bricktown murder suspect

Arrest warrant issued for Bricktown murder suspect

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Police say they've issued an arrest warrant for the man they say shot and killed another man outside a Bricktown night club.

The city announced the warrant was issued for 28-year-old Christopher C. Benson for the murder of Zachary Bowie.

Bowie, 30, died from a gunshot wound to the head.

According to police, Bowie was shot and killed in the early hours of Saturday morning outside of Club Social along the Bricktown Canal. Officers say when they arrived they found him suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to a local hospital where he later died.

According to police, Benson was kicked out of Club Social when he started making threats. Security at the club say he threatened to return with a gun and was going to "spray" the staff.

The owner said the man returned moments later across the canal and fired a gun, hitting the victim.

Police say Benson was captured on surveillance cameras at a nearby business just minutes before the shooting. On Tuesday, police released the photos in hopes someone will recognize him or the female he was with at the time of the shooting.

Several tips came in, including multiple to the FOX 25 Facebook page that named Christopher Benson as the shooter. Police issued the arrest warrant Wednesday afternoon.

According to court records, Benson has previous convictions for possession of controlled and dangerous substance with intent to distribute and one count of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in 2007. He was released in 2011.

Anyone with information about Benson's whereabouts is urged to call the Homicide Tip Line 405-297-1200.

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