“It was senseless,” Neighbors stunned by double-murder in Oklahoma City
OKLAHOMA CITY – Neighbors in one northeast Oklahoma City neighborhood are in shock following a deadly shooting that rattled the community.
On Saturday night, police were called to the shooting near N.E. 46th and Prospect.
Police said 34-year-old Rashaan Sardis went into a home and shot 27-year-old Jasmine Clayton and 42-year-old Charles Roland.
“I was stunned,” said Will Myers, who lives across the street. “I heard the shots.”
Clayton was pronounced dead at the scene, and Roland died after arriving at a nearby hospital.
Police found Sardis at his home, about a mile away, and arrested him.
Investigators said the victims knew Sardis, but they still don’t know of a motive for the murders.
“We simply don’t know why he chose to shoot,” said MSgt. Gary Knight with the Oklahoma City Police Department.
“It was senseless,” Myers said.
Myers, who has lived in the neighborhood for 17 years, said the victims had only lived in the home since last summer.
“I’d watch a yard full of kids playing, happy, and they were happy,” Myers said.
Now, a small memorial stands outside the home, serving as a heartbreaking reminder of what happened inside.
“The kids – when the police brought the four kids out, that’s what really got me,” Myers said.
A family is now devastated by tragedy.
“That’s what I’m concerned about,” Myers said. “I’m praying for the kids.”
Sardis was booked into the Oklahoma County Jail on two counts of first-degree murder.
A GoFundMe account was set up for Jasmine Clayton’s three children.