For Immediate Release
ATF, NSSF Offers up to $2,000 Reward On Red State Arms Theft
Tulsa — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Tulsa Police Department and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), have announced a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the identification and/or arrest of the suspect responsible for the theft of a handgun from gun dealer, Red State Arms, during the Oklahoma Gun Show in Tulsa.
On Saturday, June 26, 2021, the suspect entered the Oklahoma Gun Show at the Tulsa Expo Center and as protocol requires, checked in one firearm with the gun show security. The unidentified suspect is described as a black male, wearing a jacket, black shorts, black slip on shoes and carrying a dark green bag. Through video surveillance, the suspect can be seen looking at a pistol at the Red State Arms table, and after a short time, the suspect takes the firearm from the table and walks away. It appears that he places the stolen firearm into the bag. Video surveillance captures the suspect leaving the gun show immediately and getting into a small silver vehicle. See following link for surveillance video.
“This case is being jointly investigated by ATF and the Tulsa Police Department. The City of Tulsa has seen a recent spike in shootings and violent crime, and our goal is to get viable information quickly as to the identity of the suspect, with the hopes of recovery before it is used in a crime. We are asking the public to please let authorities know if you recognize this individual” said ATF Dallas Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey C. Boshek II.
The reward is part of a larger national cooperative initiative between the NSSF and ATF, in which NSSF matches ATF rewards in cases involving the theft of firearms from federally licensed firearms retailers. ATF works closely with members of the firearms industry to curb the criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms.
ATF is the lead federal law enforcement agency with jurisdiction involving firearms and violent crimes, and regulates the firearm industry. More information about ATF and its programs is available at www.atf.gov.