TCSO makes arrest in overnight homicide

Just before 1:00 am today, Deputies were called to a report of man down in the parking lot of the Dollar General store located at 1504 N Yale Ave. The victim, 46-year-old Paul Nelson Schultz had been shot. He was taken to area hospital where he later died.

Thanks to video surveillance footage from area businesses, Investigators had a suspect and vehicle description. Deputies canvassed the area and located the suspect’s vehicle parked at home just a few blocks from the scene. Deputies have taken 38-year-old Thomas Lee Knox into custody for Schultz’s murder. He will be booked into the Tulsa County Jail.

Knox is a tribal citizen. Therefore, this case will be handed over to federal investigators. Because Mr. Knox is a tribal citizen, today’s mug shot will not be available on the jail website. We have attached his most recent mug shot from a previous arrest in 2019.