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Tulsa man pleads guilty in 2022 murder of 19-year-old in shooting after argument at gas station

U.S. District Judge Sara E. Hill sentenced Rahmon Lawrence Macon, Jr., 31, of Tulsa, to 480 months imprisonment, followed by 5 years of supervised release. Macon was sentenced after pleading guilty to Second Degree Murder in Indian Country.

“Macon was reckless and careless with his actions that led to the death of an innocent bystander, Aliza Crook,”said U.S. Attorney Clint J. Johnson. “I hope this conviction will bring some type of justice for Aliza’s loved ones who courageously spoke in court today.”

According to court documents, in November 2022, video surveillance showed Macon pulling into a gas station and exiting his car to argue with a man. The man got in his car, where 19-year-old Aliza Crook was seated, and drove off. Macon fired a handgun several times at the car, striking Aliza in the head and killing her. Several eyewitnesses identified Macon as the shooter. After his arrest, evidence revealed Macon Jr. attempted to dissuade witnesses from cooperating with the FBI.

Because of his criminal convictions, Macon served multiple terms of imprisonment in the Oklahoma Department of Corrections and was eventually released in May 2022. Approximately six months after his release from imprisonment, Macon shot and killed Aliza Crook.

Macon is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, and he will remain in custody pending transfer to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.

After the death of Aliza Crook, her family saved the lives of two people by generously donating her heart, kidneys, and liver.

The FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and Tulsa Police Department investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Niko Boulieris and Adam Bailey prosecuted the case.

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