Tulsa Police Make Arrest In 2017 Triple Murder


Wednesday, May 8th 2019, 2:44 pm
By: Amy Kauffman


Tulsa police have arrested a man wanted in a 2017 triple murder case. 

Police say they arrested Christopher Lee President Wednesday on a first-degree murder warrant. President was wanted in connection to a triple murder that happened in January of 2017. 

"It just took two years to gather up enough evidence to add Mr. President to this charge," said TPD Sgt. Brandon Watkins. "Sometimes the arrest comes quickly, sometimes it just takes a while."

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Police believe Thomas Brown was the target in the shooting and two other people were killed because they were witnesses.

Police said they found Brown shot to death right inside of the front door of a home located in the 200 block of East 29th Street North. They believe his mother, Cara Brown, likely heard the commotion and got up.

She was found in the doorway of her bedroom and her boyfriend, Kenneth Sellers, was found dead right next to the bed both of them shot to death as well.

Melvin Lawrence Porter is already in custody in the deaths. Court records show both men are charged with three counts of first-degree murder and one count of armed robbery. 

"These victims deserve justice and their families deserve justice," said Sgt. Watkins.

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