Robbery Outside A Home Turns Fatal

Tuesday, September 11th 2007, 3:31 pm
By: News On 6

Tulsa Police need your help to find a man accused of gunning down another man in the backyard of the victim's family home. It happened near 7th and Zurich at about 4 p.m. Tuesday. Tulsa Police do have several witnesses in this case and they have now named 27-year-old Martinez Williams as a person of interest.

Tulsa Police investigators are trying to find the man who killed 27-year-old Steffan Schlemme in his family's backyard.

Police officers say the victim and his father were fixing a weed-eater, when they were approached by a man who initially asked for gasoline. When they didn't have any, investigators say the suspect asked for money. The victim's father says his son refused and that's when the suspect pulled out a gun.

"I would have easily have given him $20,000 or anything I had. But it's not the way it worked out. And this guy was obviously here to rob us, otherwise he wouldn't have had a gun on him," says David Shlemme.

Click here to watch David Shlemme's interview with the News On 6.

Steffan Shlemme died at a Tulsa hospital.

Tulsa Police did recover a necklace from the scene; they are hoping someone will recognize it. Police also believe the suspect was driving a silver or gray four-door car, possibly a Chevy Corsica.

Again, Tulsa Police want to talk to Martinez Williams. If you have any information on where Williams is or can help with this case, police ask that you call Crimestoppers at 596-COPS. As always you can remain anonymous.

Tulsa Police believe the same man who killed Shlemme might be behind two other robberies earlier in the day on Tuesday.

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