Police Identify Man Found Shot To Death At His Tulsa Home
TULSA, Oklahoma - Tulsa Police said a man is dead after he was shot outside his home in the 1700 block of West Virgin, near Apache and Union, Wednesday night, January 5.
Detectives said Kim Hayes, 26, was shot multiple times and was taken to the hospital where he died. Officers said they found him inside the home but believe he was shot outside and somehow made it back into his house.
Neighbors said they heard the shots and the sirens immediately following.
Neighbor Pam Beckert said she woke up when she heard several shots. She said she never it was close by because a few minutes later, she heard sirens. She said she was surprised because it's a safe neighborhood.
"Everybody knows everybody and takes care of everybody else, and it's rare on a cul-de-sac like this that you'd have anything like that going on," she said.
Investigators have interviewed several witnesses and are currently following leads in the man's death. Lt. Brandon Watkins said they are still working to learn what led up to the shooting.
"I know there was at least one person in the house, and there were several neighbors that were aware of what was going on," Lt. Watkins said.
Even though the small neighborhood is technically in TPD's jurisdiction, it's actually in Osage County. That adds a layer of difficulty for investigators.
"If we need a warrant signed or that sort of then then we need to drive to Pawhuska which adds an extra bit of time and expense to what we are doing," he said.
It's Tulsa's second homicide of the year. Watkins said the timing of the two shootings are similar to the first two of 2019. After those first two in 2019, Watkins said they went several weeks without a murder.
"It may seem like they are starting out busy, but there's no telling what will happen after today," he said.
If you know anything that can help police investigate the second homicide of 2020, call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS.