MWC Police Arrest 3, Seek 1 More In Connection To Man's Shooting Death
MIDWEST CITY, Oklahoma - Midwest City police arrested three suspects and are looking for one more in connection to the shooting death of a man early Saturday morning.
According to police, around 1:49 a.m. Saturday, officers were responded to the report of a possible shooting at a home in the 8700 block of St. George Way. When officers arrived, they found Kenneth L. Walker, 51, dead from a gunshot wound.
Officers spoke with Walker’s 30-year-old son, Antonio Walker, who said that Sharmain Lashay Stelly, a friend of about five years, had been to the duplex on Friday and called, wanting to meet to buy CDS. Antonio has been a paraplegic and confined to a wheelchair since being shot by a metro area police department during the commission of a felony in 2006.
Antonio told police that Stelly and a man known with a street name of “T.O. or Tiny Oz” knocked on the door. Antonio, his girlfriend, Stelly and “T.O.” went back to his bedroom when “T.O.” began to pistol whip him. Apparently, police said Stelly and “T.O.” had planned to rob Antonio of his drugs and money. During the beating, Kenneth Walker came down the hallway to his son’s bedroom, when he was killed.
According to police, both Stelly and “T.O.” ran away from the house and got into a black, four-door, Mitsubishi Galant with a paper tag. Neighbors in the area saw the suspect car leave. Officers learned that the suspect car was linked to Chakara Denise Redd. Redd was located in Oklahoma City and spoke with investigators about the crime. She indicated that she, Stelly, “T.O.” and Larry Mathis all had conspired to go to Antonio’s house to do a robbery for pills which they knew Antonio had been prescribed and selling.
Redd told police that she and Mathis stayed in the car while Stelly and “T.O.” went into the duplex. A short time later, they both came to the car and wanted to leave the scene quickly.
Investigators arrested Redd for first degree murder and robbery with a firearm. On Saturday afternoon, an arrest warrant for first-degree murder and robbery with a firearm was issued for Stelly. As investigators were returning from Oklahoma City with the warrant, they heard a patrol officer check Stelly over the police radio for warrants. Stelly had been arrested by store security at Wal-Mart in Midwest City for shoplifting.
Stelly was brought to the police department and interviewed. Police said she repeated the same information that Redd had told investigators earlier.
An arrest warrant for first degree murder and robbery with a firearm was issued for Larry Mathis. He was found in Oklahoma City and arrested. His car, the Mitsubishi Galant, was seized and search warrants are being obtained for forensics. Mathis admitted he was with the other three suspects and used his car to drive them to St. George Way.
The Oklahoma City Police Department Gang Unit assisted in the investigation and identified “T.O.” or “Tiny Oz” as Mosi Abasi Dennis. A photo was obtained of Dennis and shown to both Redd and Stelly who said “Tiny Oz” is Dennis. An arrest warrant for murder in the first degree and robbery with a firearm has been obtained for Dennis who is still outstanding.
“Any homicide is tragic, especially if the victim is an innocent party. As you can see from the probable cause affidavits and arrest warrants, the victim’s son was possibly involved in illegal activity and prescription drugs which appears to have been a factor in his dad’s death,” Chief Brandon Clabes said.