December 27th, 2021
14 year old Skyler Neill shoots and kills 13 year old Lamar Norman at Savanna Landing apartments. He is charged with first degree murder as an adult.
18 year old Kourtland McFrazier is shot and killed by 20 year old Jalen Mack. When officers arrived, they found McFrazier lying by the back gate with two gunshot wounds to the head. The victim was taken to the hospital where he died shortly after. A warrant was issued for Mack and he turned himself into police after a month. Mack is charged with first-degree murder, three counts of the use of a vehicle in the discharge of a weapon, possession of a stolen car, and possession of a firearm after juvenile adjudication.
13 year old boy accidentally shoots and kills himself after thinking gun was unloaded. The teenager found a gun and brought it to his friends apartment at Savanna Landing. The teenager took the magazine out but there was still a round in the chamber. He put the gun to his head and pulled the trigger and accidentally shot and killed himself. The identity of the teen was not released.
40 year old Teddy Prejin is shot and killed in the parking lot of Savanna Landing, hours later 21 year old Shayron Brown is also shot and killed inside her apartment. Brown was pregnant at the time. During the investigation, detectives spotted Keenan White walking near 57th and Peoria. White was arrested for multiple outstanding warrants. He'd been listed as Tulsa's Most Wanted in August. Detectives learned White had been hanging out in the 61st and Peoria area leading up to the murders, but police say they never received any tips from the community. Surveillance video from nearby businesses helped detectives track White's movements from the apartment complex to where he was arrested. White is now being charged with three counts of first-degree murder, of Prejin, Brown, and Brown's unborn child.
Shimon Jones, 41, was shot and killed at the Savanna Landing apartment complex, according to police. A 42-year-old man was also shot, but police say he is expected to survive. Officers interviewed several people and learned an argument started between three people and another group of men Oct. 18. They all showed back up to the apartment the next day and one man pulled out a gun and fired at the three hitting two. Markees Johnson was identified as a suspect after the murder, but went missing. He was then found and arrested in 2019.
Twin sisters Rebeika Powell and Kayetie Powell-Melchor, 23; Misty Nunley, 33, and Julie Jackson, 55 were found shot in the head, with their hands tied behind their backs inside a south Tulsa apartment, police say. Rebeika lived in the apartment with her twin sister, Kayetie Melchor. Their friend, Misty Nunley, was staying at the apartment. The fourth victim, Julie Jackson, was visiting that day. A 3-year-old boy was also found inside the apartment unharmed. Brothers, James Stanford Poore, 32, and Cedric Dwayne Poore, 39, were arrested and charged on four counts each of first degree murder. The murders were drug related, as James knew one of the victims and knew they sold illegal drugs, so both brother decided to rob them. James killed one victim because James claimed that the victim knew him, and Cedric killed the other three. It was the first quadruple homicide in Tulsa since 1992. Investigators say the bodies were discovered after a woman found the 3 year-old-boy, who was the child of Rebeika Powell, wandering in the complex. The woman took him back to his apartment because it was cold outside. When the boy let her inside, she saw four women shot in the head with their hands tied behind their backs. After the quadruple homicide, the apartments were renamed from Fairmont Terrace to Savanna Landing.
Reginald Girod, 20, is accused of murdering Robert Long, 20. Detectives say it happened September 27th at the Fairmont Terrace apartments. Officers say Long answered a knock at the door just after midnight, and several people came into the apartment. Long was shot to death in the doorway. Another person in the back room was shot, but survived. Investigators say illegal narcotic use was prevalent the apartment. Homicide detectives say the murder was robbery motivated.
Tulsa police are investigating a deadly Saturday night shooting that spurred a retaliation attempt about five hours later. Quincy Jones, 24, had been shot in a stairwell about 10:30 p.m. after getting into an argument with a group of men. The man who shot him was Kris Bridges, 20. Jones made his way to a nearby apartment, where he collapsed and died just before 11 p.m. An investigating officer performed CPR, but Jones was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers took another man to the station to question him about Jones' murder, but allowed him to return home and didn't name him as a suspect. When that man went back to the apartment complex, he was shot in the torso and neck, police said. He was transported to a local hospital where he was said to be stable. He was later identified as 24-year-old Tyrig Saaffir. Police said the two shootings were related. Bridges was charged with 1st degree murder and attempted murder.
Two Tulsa Police Department gang unit officers and a US Marshal were doing pedestrian checks in the area of 60th and Owasso in Tulsa Tuesday afternoon when they stopped a man and talked with him. Around 3:15, a fight broke out between one of the officers and 31-year-old Marvin Alexander. Police say Alexander ran through the Fairmont Terrace apartment complex and officers chased after him. Alexander ran through a breezeway at the apartment complex, and when an officer came around the corner, the officer saw that the man was reaching for a gun so the officer opened fire. The officer fired multiple shots at the man who died at the scene. Police say the man did in fact have a handgun. The officer was not charged for the shooting.