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Man wanted in Bricktown shooting is arrested in Tulsa

A man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting in Bricktown last weekend was arrested Thursday in Tulsa, police said.
From Staff Reports Modified: March 6, 2014 at 10:17 pm •  Published: March 6, 2014
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A man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting over the weekend in Bricktown was arrested Thursday in Tulsa, police said.

Christopher C. Benson, 28, was wanted on a murder complaint in the death of Zachary Bowie, 30, of Spencer. Bowie was shot to death about 12:40 a.m. Saturday outside Club Social, 119 E California Ave.

Oklahoma City police Master Sgt. Gary Knight said Benson was arrested by Oklahoma County sheriff’s deputies.

Police said Benson was kicked out of the club by security and made threats when he was leaving. Police believe he left and came back with a gun, firing toward a crowd and hitting Bowie, Knight said.

Bowie was taken to OU Medical Center, where he died. Benson’s wife, Carrie Benson, told police her husband made threats before they became separated after the altercation at the club. She said she waited by their car and heard gunshots, according to an arrest warrant filed by police.

Christopher Benson apologized to her repeatedly on the ride home, dropping her off and leaving in their vehicle, the warrant states.

She told police he returned to their home Tuesday morning, told her that he saw their photo on the news and said he was going to surrender to police. He did not surrender immediately, however.

A spokesman for the Oklahoma County sheriff‘s office said deputies worked with Benson’s family to locate him and sent a deputy to Tulsa to pick him up Thursday.

Benson was incarcerated in 2008 on convictions of possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, state Corrections Department records show.

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