Neighbor Responds To Triple Homicide In Southeast OKC


Monday, April 16th 2012, 5:41 pm
By: News 9


Oklahoma City police are investigating the murders of three people in southeast Oklahoma City.

Two men and a woman were shot and killed at a home in the 3200 block of S. Durland. Police got the call to this house shortly after midnight Saturday. When they arrived, they found a man dead in the front yard, and another man and woman dead inside one of the rooms.

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News 9 was there when police were processing the crime scene Saturday morning. And more than one neighbor says they heard the gunshots.

"You know it was thundering and raining. So I got confused," Jesus Garcia said.

Jesus Garcia said instead of going back to sleep, he got up to see what was happening.

"I just hear some people crying over there and I watch out my window, and start watching all the police because they came fast," Garcia said.

Garcia said he's seen a lot of drug and gang activities in this neighborhood, but doesn't know if that has anything to do with the murder of three of his neighbors.

"My kids they grew up over here and this kind of thing never happened before," he said.

Police have identified the victims as 42-year-old James Lumpkin, 19-year-old Kayla Ramirez, and 19-year-old Francisco Grajeda.

County records show Lumpkin and Ramirez have spent time in Oklahoma County jail, but Grajeda has not.

Funeral arrangements for all three are pending.

So far police have made no arrests. Investigators urge anyone with information to contact the Homicide Tip Line at 405-297-1200.

Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.