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OKC police searching for new suspect in Sunday shooting


Police are seeking to arrest a man suspected in a south Oklahoma City killing.

Jose D. Marquez Becerra, 36, is wanted on a complaint of first-degree murder. Witnesses said Becerra shot Michael Lozano, 27, early Sunday morning in the 2400 block of SW 59, according to an arrest warrant.

A witness at the scene said Becerra, of Oklahoma City, fired at Lozano as the he tried to steal Becerra's white pickup, according to the warrant. The pickup crashed into a telephone pole and had extensive damage to its front end.

Another witness said Becerra confessed to shooting Lozano to stop him from stealing the truck, detectives reported. The witness said the suspect used a revolver and reported seeing a white pickup with front-end damage parked in the 2700 block of SW 56.

A detective drove to the residence and seized the pickup from the backyard, according to the warrant. It had bullet damage on the driver’s side, two broken windows and extensive damage to the front.

Becerra’s wife, Beatriz, told an officer her husband parked the pickup at the location Sunday.

Eugenio Cornejo, 32, was arrested Monday on a murder complaint in Lozano’s death. Master Sgt. Gary Knight said Cornejo has been cleared in the case and was released from the Oklahoma County jail.