Police identify victim in Tulsa's 5th homicide of 2018

Posted at 5:10 PM, Feb 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-19 05:18:38-05

TULSA -- Tulsa police are trying to put the pieces together of what led to the murder of a 31-year-old in North Tulsa.

Video surveillance captured Troy Smith leaving his Edenwood Apartment around 8 Saturday night.

Police say he told his girl friend he was going to his mother's who lives four miles west, but video showed Smith leaving the complex alone walking north.

Security at Town Square remembers a man matching Smith's description leaving the apartment complex around 10:15 p.m.

Shortly after people in neighborhood told police they heard gun shots in the area of 1400 East Young.

Police found shell casings at the intersection of North Quincy Avenue and East Young Street where Smith's body was found.

Police say Smith didn't carry a wallet or cell phone. There's also no sign of a robbery.

"We asked the family why he’d be in Town Square that’s where he purchases his PCP or he has other people that he hangs out with in that location," said Sgt. Dave Walker, Tulsa homicide division.

Police say Smith was gang affiliated, and used the drug PCP.

Smith died from a gun shot wound to the back of his head, according to the Medical Examiner.

Police will be combing through the neighborhood to see if any homes captured anything on surveillance cameras.

If you have any information you are asked to call Crime Stoppers 918-596-2677 or the Homicide Tip Line at 918-798-8477.

This is Tulsa's 5th homicide in 2018.


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