Names released of victims in Tulsa shooting in home at Newton and New Haven

TULSA - Officials say four people are dead and one other is injured after a shooting near Pine Street and Harvard Avenue around 7 p.m. Saturday.

Investigators say the suspect entered through the back door of a home where several people were gathered in a converted garage on the 1300 block of North New Haven Avenue.

Police say the gunman entered the room and confronted the five people before shooting them at close range.

Tulsa police say Charlie Dake, 34, Melissa Dake, 35, Glenda Harper, 54, and Tammy Brunson, 46, died in the shooting. Charlie and Melissa Dake are believed to have been married and may have been staying at the home.

EMSA officials say two of the victims died at the scene, and two others died at the hospital. The fifth victim, Randy Etheriege, is also believed to be married to Harper. His condition remains unknown.

Several people in the home were not shot, including multiple children.

Witnesses say they heard a vehicle speeding away from the area just after the shooting.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 30s or 40s, 5-foot-10 to 6-foot, and medium build.

Police say meth may have been a motive for the murders. It is believed the suspect was familiar with the victims and the residence.

Residents say the neighborhood is usually a quiet and safe area. They say they are shocked about a quadruple homicide.

"I never expected something like that to go down at that home ... they're pretty quiet, stick to themselves," north Tulsa neighbor Justin Gibson said.

Investigators did say the home has been the scene of several arrests for illegal narcotic dealing in the past year. Residents say they are familiar with that type of activity around the home.

"It's obvious they do drugs over there, but it's not that big of a deal," Rodger Gibson said.

Police have interviewed the sole witness from this weekend's quadruple murder, but say his story keeps changing. They tell 2News his accounts of what happened on Saturday night are not reliable. 

"We've totally discounted anything from the initial scene, but that's not to say it's inaccurate. That's just to say that we are not focusing in that just because it's conflicting," said TPD Sgt. Dave Walker.

Officials say they are actively investigating this crime and asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at (918) 596-2677, the Homicide Tip Line at 918 798 8477, or email homicide@cityoftulsa.org .

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