TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police on Monday released the names of four people who were shot and killed in a Tulsa home over the weekend and said the attack is believed to be linked to the city's methamphetamine trade.
Tulsa Police Sgt. Dave Walker identified the victims as 34-year-old Charlie Dake Jr., 35-year-old Melissa Dake, 54-year-old Glenda Harper and 46-year-old Tammy Brunson. A fifth person, a man, was wounded and remains in serious condition.
Walker said all five were inside a garage that had been converted into a bedroom when the shooter entered from an outside door Saturday night. He said investigators believe the victims and the shooter were connected, and have talked to the man who survived.
"The one that is alive is not really forthcoming and being helpful," Walker said.
That man, whose identity was not released, was arrested on drug complaints after police raided the home in January, Walker said.
Walker also said there were signs of methamphetamine use at the home after the shooting, and that detectives from the homicide and narcotics divisions are working closely on the case.
"We certainly are having our share of incidents where methamphetamine seems to rear its ugly head," Walker said. "There's no denying that fact."
The suspect is described as a tall white man in his 30s with a medium build.
It is the second quadruple homicide in Tulsa this year. Four women were found bound and shot to death in a Tulsa apartment on Jan. 7. Two brothers have been charged with first-degree murder in that case.