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OKLAHOMA CITY – Two men are behind bars for second-degree murder following a traffic violation in Oklahoma City.

On Oct. 5, officers were waiting at a stoplight behind a pickup truck at a red light at Meridian, near I-40.

However, when the light turned green, the pickup truck didn’t move.

Eventually, officers turned on their lights to stop the vehicle on an obstructing public roadway violation.

According to the arrest affidavit, the truck started traveling at a slow speed and pulled into a Taco Bell parking lot.

Authorities say they ran the truck’s license plate and learned that law enforcement officers in Louisiana were looking for the driver and another man.

40-year-old Delmont Howard and 41-year-old Fernandez Graham were taken into custody for second-degree murder.

The men were wanted for the shooting death of 20-year-old Tyler Etienne in Lafayette, according to KLFY.