Tuesday, 17 September 2013

PHOTOS: Man shot dead 'over Facebook comment' on picture of another man's girlfriend

Locked up: Antwion Courtez Martin has been charged in the shooting death of Edmond James Tyree
An Oklahoma man has been charged with first-degree murder after allegedly killing a man who commented on a picture his girlfriend posted of herself on Facebook.

Police say Antwion Courtez Martin, 20, went to the apartment of Edmond James Tyree, 48, on July 17 and shot him dead. He also allegedly shot and wounded Tyree’s visiting friend Michael Joe Hale.

Five days before his death, Tyree had written ‘damm’ [sic] on a picture Sharda Perkins, 21, had posted of herself clad in a skimpy swimsuit on her Facebook page, presumably intended as a compliment.


On July 17, Tyree was shot dead in his apartment by a gunman and Hale, a disabled Iraq war veteran, was shot and injured. According to NewsOK, Hale said the shooter was accompanied by one or two accomplices, one of whom urged him on, saying, “What’s taking so long? Hurry up and pop a cap in his azz.”
Killer body: The photograph Sharda Perkins posted of herself under which Edmond James Tyree wrote the four letters that led to his death

Shot at home: Police say Edmond Tyree was shot dead for writing a complimentary Facebook comment about another man's girlfriend

War of words: Unbelievably, police say Tyree's misspelled 'Damn' on Perkins' picture so enraged Martin that he shot him dead five days after the comment was made

Police say Hale was able to positively identify Martin through Facebook while he lay injured in hospital.

According to NewsOK, Tyree had shown Hale a picture of Perkins on Facebook and told him that they had 'been together' once but had both agreed it was a mistake.
'He had mentioned to me a couple of weeks prior that they had been together. They both agreed it was a mistake... but everything's cool. They were still friends and left it at that. That's what he told me,' Hale said.

When he looked at Tyree’s Facebook page, he noticed that Perkins was one of only a few friends Tyree had on Facebook. When he clicked on Perkins’ profile, he saw pictures of her with Martin and recognized him as the shooter.

‘It was pure dumb luck that he had his picture on her Facebook page,’ Hale told NewOK.
Police are still looking for the accomplices in the July 17 shooting.

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