Witnesses: Man shot, killed after argument with suspect
OKLAHOMA CITY – Police in Oklahoma City say they are investigating a fight that turned deadly.
Authorities say the alleged suspect was welcome in 56-year-old Ricky Duke’s home, but things quickly took an unexpected turn.
Investigators say the alleged suspect showed up at Ricky Duke’s home, in the 6500 block of N.W. 123rd St., late Saturday night.
Witnesses, who were also inside the home, told officers the suspect started asking them if they knew where he could buy a handgun.
Then Duke and the suspect went to a bedroom and they could hear the pair arguing.
“They said they heard this altercation go on, and then they saw the black male suspect actually hold a gun to Ricky, and they were walking out of a bedroom,” Sgt. Ashley Peters, with the Oklahoma City Police Department, said.
The witnesses took off through a back door.
Moments later, they told police they heard a gunshot that came from the front of the house.
When officers arrived, Duke was already dead and was found on the floor right inside his doorway.
“I can’t imagine anything like that happening right next to my house like this,” neighbor Brad Amon said.
Amon said things were always quiet at Duke’s house, adding that he was a nice man who kept to himself.
Duke doesn’t have a criminal record.
As for the suspect, we’re told witnesses did pick him out of a photo lineup, but police haven’t made an arrest yet.
Those who live here hope that won’t be the case for long.
“I mean we thought this was a pretty safe neighborhood, that’s why we moved here and that’s just unbelievable,” Amon said.
Police aren’t releasing the suspect’s name yet.
Anyone with information on the crime should call the Homicide Tip-line (405) 297-1200.