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Teenage girl arrested on robbery, murder complaints following deadly rolling shootout along U.S. 412

Teenage girl arrested on robbery, murder complaints following deadly rolling shootout along U.S. 412

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A teenage girl who reportedly was recruited to help a man steal a gun was arrested Wednesday on a murder complaint in his death.

Mariley Lopez, 17, also faces a complaint of attempted robbery with a firearm. 

Xavier Foster, the 19-year-old who allegedly orchestrated the attempted robbery, died Tuesday night in the gunfire-filled fallout that followed, the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Deputies responded to the eastbound lanes of the Sand Springs Expressway — U.S. 412 — near Adams Road about 11:20 p.m. Tuesday to assist the Sand Springs Police Department with a crash that had revealed three shooting victims, including Foster and Lopez.

Throughout the investigation, detectives learned that Foster knew the front-seat passenger of the car, a 20-year-old man, had recently purchased a gun and “recruited” Lopez to set up a meeting with the man so Foster could rob him of his gun.

Lopez reportedly picked up the man from his Sand Springs home Tuesday night as Foster hid in the backseat of the vehicle.

“When Foster attempted to rob the victim, the victim drew his weapon and both men opened fire as the car was traveling down highway 412,” a Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office news release states. “The vehicle struck the cable barrier after (Lopez) was shot.”

Foster was shot multiple times and died at the scene, deputies reported. Lopez and the intended robbery victim were both shot in a leg.

Lopez was released from a hospital Wednesday morning and arrested, the release states.

She has not yet been charged, according to online court records. However, state law allows a charge of felony murder to be filed when a death results while the defendant is in the process of committing a felony.

The intended robbery victim also is expected to recover from his injuries.


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