For Immediate Release
Tulsa Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for a Shooting Outside a Tulsa Nightclub
A Tulsa man who committed a shooting outside of a Tulsa nightclub in August 2021 was sentenced Thursday in federal court, announced U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson.
U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci Jr. sentenced Jaden Perez, 22, to 10 years in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release. This sentence will run consecutive to an active State of Oklahoma sentence.
“A fundamental mission of the U.S. Attorney’s Office is to work in partnership with local, tribal, state, and federal law enforcement to deliver justice for victims harmed by violent crime,” said U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson “Jaden Perez showed a blatant disregard for the safety of others when he fired his gun in the direction of a crowd, and as a result, will serve 10 years in federal prison. ”
Jaden Perez previously pleaded guilty to carrying, using, brandishing, and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.
Perez admitted to firing a handgun at a security guard and injuring him on Aug. 21, 2021, at a nightclub in southeast Tulsa.
In his plea agreement, Perez admitted that he got into a fight with a security guard as the nightclub was closing. After the fight ended, he returned to his friend’s car to retrieve two firearms, a Kimber .45 caliber pistol and a Taurus 9mm caliber pistol. Perez then ran across the parking lot firing multiple times at security guards and other bystanders, ultimately hitting one security guard who returned fire and struck Perez multiple times.
During the shooting, the security guard felt a pain in his chest when he was struck. Upon examination, EMSA found that he suffered bruising to his chest from an apparent strike by a bullet fragment.
Perez fled the scene immediately afterwards. Tulsa police officers responding to the shooting conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Perez’s friend shortly after the incident and found Perez in the back seat bleeding from gunshot wounds. Perez was transported by ambulance to St. Francis Hospital for treatment.
Perez is a citizen of the Muscogee Nation, and the crime occurred on the Muscogee Nation Reservation..
The Tulsa Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney George Jiang prosecuted the case.