Conflict between two cousins led to death in Bricktown Shooting

Sunday morning in Bricktown, a disagreement between two cousins resulted in one man’s death and the filing of a murder charge against the other, according to police.

Oklahoma City police responded to a report at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites at 101 E. Main St. at 2:25 a.m., where they discovered Mario Vines, 48, dead in a corridor.

According to the police, Vines and his 39-year-old cousin, Tarius Reed, were embroiled in an altercation when Reed pulled out a firearm and fatally shot Vines.

At the scene, Vines was pronounced deceased.

Reed was arrested and put into the Oklahoma County prison on a charge of murder. He was detained without bond.

According to investigators, the cousins are from Daphne, Alabama, and were in Oklahoma City for employment.

This is the twelfth homicide committed in Oklahoma City this year.

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