Tulsa Police Arrest Man They Say Shot, Killed Father Over Sneakers, Cash


Monday, April 5th 2021, 9:14 pm
By: Kristen Weaver


TULSA, Oklahoma -

Tulsa Police said a man shot and killed his father over some sneakers and cash. Officers said that man also shot his father's friend, who is still in the hospital with critical injuries. 

Police said the suspect, 20-year-old Esuan Scott, knocked on his dad's door and killed him, then left with a few pairs of his dad's shoes.

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Scott didn’t have much to say Monday afternoon as officers took him to the Tulsa County Jail for murder, robbery, and a slew of other charges.

"The whole event is based over some money and some sneakers," said Capt. Richard Muelenberg with the Tulsa Police Department. 

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An affidavit said Scott got a ride to his father, Marcus Burkes’ home near 65th and Memorial last Tuesday. It said Scott knocked on Burkes’ door, and demanded his father give him the money his father owed him before shooting and killing him.

The affidavit said Burkes’ friend, Carlos Edwards, was also at the home. The warrant said Scott also shot Edwards as he tried to run away, leaving Edwards with critical injuries. 

Documents said two witnesses remodeling the duplex next door helped Edwards. 

Meulenberg said Scott also shot at the witnesses, but they were not hurt. 

“The son was enamored by his father’s sneakers," Muelenberg said.

Muelenberg said Scott took several pairs of his dad’s Nike sneakers during the homicide, and Scott told officers his dad owed him $700.

The affidavit said after police interviewed several of Scott's friends and reviewed nearby security video, they were able to gather enough details and arrest Scott on Monday.

"It's one of those things we don't understand. What transpired here to have a relationship come to such disrepair to shoot someone over it?" Muelenberg said.

Scott was convicted last year for possessing drugs with intent to distribute and having a firearm while committing a felony.