Police Investigate Homicide In NW Oklahoma City


Sunday, August 3rd 2014, 11:03 pm
By: News 9


For the second time this weekend, Oklahoma City Police are investigating a murder, this time in northwest OKC.

Investigators say family members found a man dead inside his house. Neighbors say the family had only lived there for five months, but in that time, residents say they've seen a spike in crime.

"Didn't take anyone special to notice something wasn't right," said one neighbor named Daniel.

Something wasn't right late Saturday night at the home on N Kentucky Ave. and NW 10th St. Daniel called police around 1:40 a.m. after hearing a big fight.

"I just remembered later on, it continued there was still the yelling off and on and everything else and I distinctly remember hearing a pop. And then you know not long after that the place lit up with a bunch of police coming," Daniel said.

Homicide detectives surrounded the house saying relatives discovered the man dead from a gunshot wound and were able to flag down officers patrolling the nearby area.

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"Officers went inside to check and did find a male on the couch that had been shot," said Oklahoma City Police Lt. Michelle Holland.

A bouquet of flowers now lay outside the home in memory of the victim. He shared the home with his Uncle.

Sammie Davis, who lives next door, says the man was in his late 20s and looked to her as a mother figure.

"I met him. He was real nice. He didn't bother anybody," Davis said. "Because I would see him every day, and he would come out and he'd say ‘Hi mama. How are you doing?’"

But one neighbor, who did not want to be identified, said he told police several times about problems at that home.

"I've had to call the cops on fighting, large groups of people at like 4 o’ clock in the morning yelling, domestic violence, people in and out with drugs."

The neighbors just hope the crime ends here.

"Not a good deal. Hopefully, it will quiet down over there now, for a while,” Daniel said. “It's bad that it had to happen that way and that that was the end result."

Police have not released the victim's name, only saying he was a black man with wounds indicating there was some foul play. Right now, investigators say they don't have any suspects in the case.