A white Oklahoma man was arrested last week for the murder of a 27-year-old Black woman. According to KIRO7, 30-year-old Shane Dale Perosi of Enid, Oklahoma, has been arrested and charged with the murder after he confessed to the crime and stated that he did it “to teach her a lesson,” according to the Enid Police Department.
Perosi was taken to the Garfield County Detention Facility and booked on charges of first-degree murder, possession of a firearm after former felony conviction, and destruction of evidence. The victim was a 27-year-old woman named Martika Ferguson.
The Enid Police Department posted a statement about the murder on its Facebook page.
Enid Police Department detectives arrested a 30-year-old Enid man Tuesday night in connection to the murder of 27-year-old Martika Ferguson.
Shane Dale Perosi was booked on complaints of first-degree murder, possession of a firearm after former felony conviction and destruction of evidence.
Sunday afternoon, officers responded to a report of a woman found lying in the north alleyway of the 700 block of West Nagel. Officers arrived and found Ferguson had been shot and was dead. Detectives were called to the scene and began their investigation.
About 2 p.m. Tuesday, officers and members of the department’s SWAT team served a no-knock search at 601 W. Rush. During the service of the search warrant, evidence related to the murder was found inside the residence.
During an interview with Perosi, he confessed he shot and killed Ferguson. Perosi said he’d done so to teach her a lesson. During his booking at Garfield County Detention Facility, Perosi again reiterated he had murdered Ferguson and said he was glad he’d done so.
The investigation of Ferguson’s murder is ongoing.
Enid Police Department Capt. Scott Miller complimented his team for the arrest.
“They did a very good job, were very persistent, and conducted a non-stop investigation,” the captain said. “They brought closure to the victim’s family and have made our community safer with the arrest of their suspect.”