TPD: Woman fatally stabbed in N. Tulsa apartment; officials say apt appears ‘ransacked'
12:30 PM, Oct 19, 2016
3:29 PM, Oct 27, 2016
TULSA – A man was arrested in connection to a fatal stabbing at a north Tulsa apartment complex on Wednesday.
Police arrested Reginald Lyke, 37, after he allegedly attempted to hide from officials in an apartment near where the incident occurred. Lyke was later charged with first degree murder in the stabbing.
Lyke, police say, was linked to the fatal stabbing of woman who was found in an apartment that appeared ransacked.
The woman's identity has not yet been released, but her friend described her last moments with her.
“I grabbed my stethoscope and I ran over to where she was at and when I got there she was just laying on the ground,” she said. “She was still breathing a little bit. I listened to her lungs, and it was kind of bubbly.”
The woman was covered in blood and had been stabbed in the neck. Within minutes, her friend said there was nothing anyone could do.
“She died right there as I tried to help her,” she said.
People near the Comanche Park Apartments, where the stabbing allegedly occurred, told police that Lyke was hiding in another apartment.
“A subject in an apartment there had claimed that 'he didn't mean to kill her,'” said Tulsa Homicide Sergeant Dave Walker.
Witnesses say Lyke had supposedly asked if police were after him at one apartment.
He ran to another and allegedly admitted he'd “T'd” her, meaning murder, it's where he also left a bloody shirt.
“If there's something else going on in the apartment we need to know about, if the victim brought this upon themselves, there might be a story behind it,” Walker said.
After hours of questioning, Lyke was arrested on complaint of murder and for an outstanding traffic violation.
But many at Comanche Park are scared about the growing list of murders in Tulsa and who might be next.
“People need to open their eyes and know this is not a game. This happens everywhere, not just on TV,” the victim's friend said.