- With the city of Tulsa now at 52 homicides in 2020, detectives are talking about what they expect for the rest of the year.
- Four of the 52 homicides remained unsolved, which is a high number for the TPD homicide unit known for usually only having one or two open cases as any given time.
- Lt. Brandon Watkins attributes a lot of that to the pandemic. They’ve had detectives in quarantine and two had Coronavirus at one time. Less detectives mean, it takes longer to get the work done.
- The city could be on track to be chasing the record breaking number of homicides in 2016 with 82
- FOX23 looked into the numbers and found the city is averaging nearly 7 homicides a month in 2020.
- They say if the trend continues, homicide numbers could be in the 80s by the end of the year.
- In 2016, the city only had 46 numbers at this same time.
- The homicides that remain unsolved for 2020:
TULSA, Okla. — Kimberly Hopkins, shot and killed at the Whitlow Townhomes near Pine and Peoria on April 14th
Marcus Jordan, shot and killed near 59th Street North and Garrison on April 24th
Keith Gruhlkey, shot and killed at the Echo Apartments near 61st and Highway 169 on June 28th
Muhammad Imran, shot and killed during a robbery at the Zen Zel Plaza convenience store on June 23rd.
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