Four Homicides - Tulsa, OK
Tulsa World: New details of killings emerge
The fatal shootings bring the number of homicides in Tulsa this year to nine. Each case was unrelated and not part of any sort of trend, Officer Leland Ashley said.
Two of the four homicides — one of which was part of a murder-suicide — were motivated by domestic arguments. Another homicide might have happened when a home-invasion robbery was thwarted.
The motive in the remaining case is under investigation.
Here are some details about the four homicides since Friday:
1: About 8:30 p.m. Friday, police were dispatched to a shooting at the Glass House Party Supply liquor store near Apache Street and Cincinnati Avenue. Demetrius Arledge, 36, had been shot in the face and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
Further investigation led police to arrest Roscoe Joseph Dabney IV, 40, on a complaint of first-degree murder.
The motive for the shooting remains under investigation, but police said evidence suggests that Arledge and Dabney knew
2: Just after midnight Saturday morning, police were dispatched to a domestic shooting in the 5700 block of South Yukon Avenue.
The investigation revealed that step-brothers James Anthony Knight Jr., 23, and Charles Brian Jackson, 24, had argued at Jackson's residence. Jackson left but later returned and ordered Knight to get out of the house.
The fight continued, and Jackson reportedly fatally shot Knight and wounded another man, who was shot in the shin, before killing himself, Ashley said.
3: About 7 p.m. Saturday, police were dispatched to a mobile home park in the 800 block of North 91st East Place to investigate a report of another shooting.
The investigation revealed that Juan Carlos Perez, 18, had gone to the home of his former girlfriend, where he argued with her current boyfriend, Ashley said.
Perez then reportedly shot the man, whom police found lying on the front steps of the mobile home.
The victim, whose identity had not been confirmed by police Monday, was pronounced dead at the scene.
A witness detained Perez, and police arrested him when they arrived.
In addition to a first-degree murder complaint, Perez is being held for Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. As a result, his picture is not available.
Federal authorities have directed Tulsa Jail officials to withhold the mug shots of suspects who are being held for Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities and on federal charges.
4: Just after 1 a.m. Sunday, police were dispatched to a shooting in the 600 block of East 53rd Street North. They found Terrance L. Johnson, 16, dead from multiple gunshot wounds.
Police at the scene said the shooting might have resulted from a botched robbery attempt. On Monday, however, detectives were still investigating what led to the shooting, Ashley said.
Preliminary information indicates that Johnson had gained entry into the home and that a resident of the home saw him with a handgun. The resident retrieved a gun and shot Johnson, Ashley said.
The man who shot Johnson was interviewed by police and released. The case will be forwarded to the District Attorney's Office for a determination on whether charges should be filed.