Well, well. This is what happens when you take a few days off. My head is spinning this a.m. as I try to get it around all the major crimes and updates to our ongoing reports that have occurred over the last few days. Good thing I had that latte. Homicide detectives must be pulling a lot of hours. There were three slayings in OKC Sept. 30 through Oct. 6, including one Oct. 2 shooting death of a man at Adam’s Crossing Apartments in the 2400 block of NW 39 (Phillip Lamar Henry), and then the two toward the week’s end, detailed below. Police are still seeking Henry’s killer but have made three arrests in the two latter slayings.
Here’s what’s been going on:
Friday, Oct. 5
In what appears to be a domestic violence incident, a man was struck and killed by a vehicle Thursday near NW 33 and Penn died on Friday. The death of Harry Robbins, 52, is being investigated as a homicide. Police arrested Lisa Gulley Alberty, 49, in short order.
Woman accused with stabbing 5, including two of her children. I looked at the police report this morning. This was a birthday party, and the woman used a butcher knife, according to the incident report. Could say more, but I shall refrain.
Saturday, Oct. 6
Woman killed after interrupting burglary. The homicide occurred in the 1600 block of NW 15. The shooting death of Lorinda Frans appears to be random. The victim was shot in the neck, police said today. The shooting occurred Friday and Frans died Saturday.
UPDATE: Police have already made two arrests in the shooting, department officials said today: Brandon Bates and Brian Cook.
Sunday, Oct. 7
Sunday was relatively calm for crime. I know, I worked the day shift.
Today, Monday morning, we’re looking into three separate armed robberies in southwest Oklahoma City. These poor folks were scraping off their windshields and just trying to get out of the house bright and early at 6:30 a.m. when a man and two women swiped purses and a wallet at gunpoint. One victim was shot in the hip.
Police also kinda slipped it into an unrelated presser today that the death of man who was shocked with a Taser by police is officially being investigated as homicide No. 73. Timothy C. Dennis, 43, died Sept. 26 after being on life support for three days.
There have now been 75 homicides in Oklahoma City in 2012.