Neighbors Speak Out After Deadly Domestic Shooting In SE OKC

Monday, November 9th 2015, 6:38 pm
By: News 9

Oklahoma City Police have released the names of the two people involved in a weekend murder in southeast Oklahoma City.

Police said Humberto Diaz shot and killed his wife, Rebecca Diaz, on Sunday then called 911 and waited for officers to arrive to the 6100 block of Lillian Lane. The couple got married last December.

When police and sheriff's deputies arrived, they say they found Humberto sitting on the roof.

“When you see that many police cars, you know something has happened and it has to be drastic like this,” said neighbor, Steve Mullican. “I don't know why, I just had that feeling.”

Officers found Rebecca inside the home, dead from a gunshot wound.

“Oh it's just terrible this time of year, you know, things like this happening,” Mullican told News 9.

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Neighbors said they saw Humberto and Rebecca up on the roof having an argument and then the couple went inside. Later, neighbors said Humberto came back outside and sat on the roof alone.

“It affects everyone, especially when you have children,” Mullican said.

A court order shows the couple was finalizing a child support issue with each other just last week involving their 1-year-old child.

“They make a drastic decision like that and now it's affected the rest of his life plus his children's life,” Mullican added.

Oklahoma is now 6th in the nation when it comes to men killing women and Oklahoma County is the worst in the state.

“It saddens me, it saddens me as an advocate,” said Kristie Mitchell, Chief Programs Officer for the YWCA. “I think it's really important that people are aware of how prevalent domestic violence is in our community and how deadly serious it can be.”

Police said they have been called to this home before for mental health and domestic-related calls.

Diaz is from California and worked at Tinker Air Force base. He was arrested at the scene on one complaint of First-Degree Murder.