NE OKC Woman Gunned Down In Her Front Yard, Police Say


Monday, January 11th 2021, 5:29 pm
By: Jennifer Pierce


OKALHOMA CITY -

Oklahoma City police searched on Monday for the person behind the first shooting of 2021. The victim died on Saturday after being shot in the chest in the front yard of a home near Northeast 23rd Street and Grand Boulevard.

Investigators do not have a suspect but identified the victim as 52-year-old Anita Kay Walker.

The victim's next-door neighbor was shocked the deadly shooting happened in her front yard.

“I just can’t figure who would hurt her,” said Helen Andrews, neighbor. “She didn’t do nothing to nobody, that I know of now.”

Officers found Andrew's neighbor on Saturday collapsed in her front yard.

“When they arrived, they did find a female out in front of a residence,” said MSgt. Gary Knight with the Oklahoma City Police Department. “She appeared to have been shot.”

Police said the suspect left little evidence at the scene. Andrews said she did not even hear a gunshot.

“If I would have heard something,” said Andrews. “Shooting or something I will open my door and look and see because I’m nosey to death.”

Investigators cased the neighborhood on Monday still looking for clues to the shooting.

Andrews said Walker had two people living with her and there were always visitors at the home.

“One thing about it is too many folks running in and out over there,” said Andrews. 

Whatever the motive may have been, Andrews said the woman was always kind to her and she cannot believe her friend is gone.

“That hurts me,” said Andrews. “Me and her mother was tight before her mother died and so that made me close to her.”

Police want to hear from anyone who witnessed the shooting or knows anything about it. Witnesses can call the Homicide Tip Line at 405-297-1200.