TPD Investigates Two Homicides at Apartment Complex

Tuesday, September 5th 2017, 6:46 pm
By: News On 6

Tempers flared after police found two murder victims at a Tulsa apartment complex Tuesday morning. 

A man was shot and killed in the parking lot early Tuesday morning at the Savanna Landing apartments, and a woman's body was found a few hours later.

Now, police are trying to figure out if they're related.

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The first call came into Tulsa Police at 6 a.m. on September 5, 2017. 

A man was shot to death in the parking lot, and while a motive for the shooting isn't known, police said the male victim also had an extensive criminal history and was involved in a 2016 Tulsa murder investigation.

The man was later identified as 40-year-old Teddy Prejean, also known as Ervin Sam.

Around 10 a.m., while still on the scene investigating that shooting, someone alerted police to another person dead, this time a woman.

The woman was later identified as 21-year-old Shayron Brown.

A family member found her in a bedroom inside one of the units, police said. 

"There's too many differences to say it is related and it's too coincidental to say it's not," said Homicide Sgt. Dave Walker. 

The female had been shot as well, he said. 

"Nobody saw or heard anything of interest before the body was found so its quite possible the female was shot first," Walker said. 

Minutes after finding the woman dead, a scuffle broke out in the courtyard.

One officer got punched and two people were put in cuffs and could be charged with assaulting an officer.

As for a motive for this shooting, that's still unknown. 

"The confusion of working a murder crime scene, people finding out someone they care about dead in another place close to that, then law enforcement coming on the scene saying we've got another disturbance and then it was just mass confusion - a communication breakdown," Walker said.