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Man Exonerated After 20-Years, Arrested For Tulsa Shooting

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A man who was exonerated of a 1994 murder was arrested Thursday for shooting a Tulsa man earlier this month.

Demarco Carpenter is being held in the Tulsa County jail on complaints of shooting with intent to kill and possession of a firearm after a previous felony conviction.

State prosecutors claim Carpenter flagged down the driver and then shot him multiple times.

The victim drove away and called 911. Police found him in critical condition.

According to a criminal affidavit, the victim identified Carpenter as the shooter after police showed him a six-person photo line-up at the hospital.

In 2016, Carpenter was found innocent of a murder for which he served more than 20 years in prison.

Carpenter and his former co-defendant Malcolm Scott are currently suing the city of Tulsa and former Tulsa police officers in federal court.