Tulsa Neighborhood Relieved After Arrests Made In Thanksgiving Day Murder
TULSA, Oklahoma - A Tulsa man will be buried on Thursday after deputies say he was shot and killed on Thanksgiving. They say Staijeck Helm heard his truck alarm, went outside to check and was shot by a teenage burglar.
The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office says tips from the neighborhood led them to arrest a 17-Year-Old boy for this murder. Now he and a female accomplice are both here in the Tulsa County Jail and neighbors say they are relieved to see them behind bars.
"The thing of it is you never know, you could be the one," said neighbor Boyce Holmes.
Holmes lives down the street from the home where Staijeck Helm was shot and killed on Thanksgiving Morning. Tulsa County Sheriff's Office arrested 17-year-old Brendon Davis for first-degree murder and Bambi Ashley, who's accused of helping Davis cover up the crime.
"I hope they get what’s coming to them. Whatever that is, whatever the courts decide," said Holmes.
Holmes says he has security MOTION SENSOR lights near his cars and plenty of guns inside. Down the street, Clarence Fuller, says he's also added some extra locks in his home.
"I’ve got that door blocked off and I’ve put better, stronger locks on and try to watch you know," said Fuller.
Another neighbor didn't want to go on camera because she's afraid of retaliation. But says things have been different around the neighborhood since Thursday.
"We are almost like a neighborhood watch day and night around here," said the neighbor.
The woman says several cars and homes in the neighborhood have been broken into recently and many neighbors are on high alert.
"You never really know if it’s safe to open the door if someone’s knocking on the door anymore," she said.
The woman says she heard her dog barking around 1:30 in the morning on Thursday and believes someone was trying to break into her car, but she's thankful she didn't go outside.
"You never truly know what’s happening, what’s going on around you until it hits," she said.
Helm's funeral is set for Thursday.