A home invasion-robbery appears to be the spark that exploded into homicide Monday night when an Ardmore man was shot to death at a northeast side residence.


Sgt. Eric Hamblin said Eric Knight, 36, was shot and killed when several young men, armed with weapons, forced their way into the residence, located in the 900 block of Roff Street. Hamblin said Knight was one of five people inside the house when the attack occurred.


“The suspects robbed the victims and at some point shots were fired. Mr. Knight died at the scene,” Hamblin said.


A home invasion-robbery appears to be the spark that exploded into homicide Monday night when an Ardmore man was shot to death at a northeast side residence.

 

Sgt. Eric Hamblin said Eric Knight, 36, was shot and killed when several young men, armed with weapons, forced their way into the residence, located in the 900 block of Roff Street. Hamblin said Knight was one of five people inside the house when the attack occurred.

 

“The suspects robbed the victims and at some point shots were fired. Mr. Knight died at the scene,” Hamblin said.

 

The other four victims, identified as three men and a woman, managed to escape the gunfire attack without injury.

 

Members of the Ardmore Police Department Investigative Services Division were continuing to investigate the circumstances of the home-invasion-robbery turned slaying Tuesday.

 

Hamblin wouldn’t speculate on what might have prompted the home invasion-robbery that turned deadly.

 

“We just don’t know at this point,” he said.

 

And while detectives are looking for answers, police are also searching for the group of young men involved in the slaying.

 

Two of the suspects are described as dark-complected black men. Others in the group may possibly be black, Hispanic or Native American. One of the group could be caucasian.

 

“We are asking for the public’s help in this investigation. Anyone who knows anything about the circumstances or the identity of any of the suspects is asked to give us a call,” Hamblin said.

 

Those with information can call police headquarters at (580) 223-1212 or CrimeStoppers at (580) 504-4LAW (4529) Callers can remain anonymous.