/  12.04.2020


An Oklahoma man said he fatally shot a woman “teach her a lesson” and was “glad he’d done so,” authorities say. The victim, a 27-year-old Black woman named Martika Ferguson, was found dead in an alleyway in Enid, Oklahoma on Sunday afternoon (Nov. 29).

On Tuesday (Dec. 2), Enid police officers arrested Shane Dale Perosi in connection with her death. Officers said their investigation led them and a SWAT team to serve a no-knock search warrant at a residence, where they found evidence in the case of Ferguson’s death.

During their interview with Perosi, police say the 30-year-old white man confessed to shooting and killing Ferguson in order to “teach her a lesson.” According to the police, Perosi added that he was “glad” he had killed her.

“He confessed he shot and killed Ferguson,” a statement from the Enid Police Department read.”

The statement added that while police were booking Perosi into the Garfield County Detention Center, he “again reiterated he had murdered Ferguson and said he was glad he’d done so.”

Police have not yet disclosed whether or not Perosi and Ferguson knew each other.

In another statement, Enid Police Capt. Scott Miller praised the officers’ efforts and their three-day investigation.

“They did a very good job, were very persistent and conducted a non-stop investigation,” Miller said. “They brought closure to the victim’s family and have made our community safer with the arrest of their suspect.”

Upon his arrest, Perosi was charged with first-degree murder, possession of a firearm after a former felony conviction and destruction of evidence. Police say the murder investigation is still ongoing and have not yet said what they believe Perosi’s motive was.

Ferguson was the mother of an 8-year-old son and friends and coworkers remembered her as bubbly, sweet and kind.

“It was sad, but he knows he’s got me and papa,” the child’s grandmother told News 9. “[Martika] didn’t deserve that.” 

Trending

Which HBCU team’s business pitch will win the grand prize on Moguls In The Making presentation day?

It’s Moguls In The Making presentation day! After 48 hours of ideation, creation and some ...
  /  11.24.2021

Chris Brown vs. Jason Derulo | The Crew League (S2, Ep. 2)

Chris Brown and Jason Derulo face off on a brand new episode of “The Crew ...
  /  06.11.2021

FaZe Swagg and FaZe JSmooth team up with McDonald’s to elevate diverse voices in gaming

FaZe Swagg and FaZe JSmooth are teaming up to use their star power and knowledge ...
  /  11.30.2021

FaZe Swagg and FaZe JSmooth team up with McDonald’s to elevate diverse voices in gaming

FaZe Swagg and FaZe JSmooth are teaming up to discover youth trying to make a ...
  /  12.03.2021
View More