Investigation continues in double homicide; victims identified

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Two men are dead after a double homicide early Tuesday morning.

Police say the two victims are 28-year-olds Aaron Lavers and Anthony Rogers. It happened at their apartment near 2nd and A streets northwest around 4 a.m. on Tuesday.

One of the tenants in the apartment says Lavers and Rogers were always quiet and peaceful.

"They were not troublemakers or anything like that," neighbor Erminia Pineda said. "It is a darn shame."

Pineda lives in the same complex where Lavers and Rogers were shot and killed.

"They are in a better place now, resting and no longer suffering," Pineda said. "And whoever did it I hope they are caught and justice is done for everyone."

Pineda says it is scary that it happened right next to her.

"Nothing really happens around this neighborhood not here ever," Pineda said.

"If you needed him he was there," friend Harley Parreira said.

Parreira knew Lavers, she says he loved rock music and was always a good friend. She is heartbroken.

"You just don't really think that it is going to happen and then they are gone," Parreira said.

Ardmore Police Captain Eric Hamblin says no suspects have been named, but they are interviewing people.

"People are stupid and they are quick to result to violence," Parreira said.

"If anyone has any information related to this violent homicide we are asking for any and all information that the public can give to contact the police department," Hamblin said.

The motive is still under investigation.
Lavers and Rogers apartment was broken into on Monday and electronics were stolen.
Police say there isn't evidence connecting that crime to the shooting at this time.

"Shooting is not the answer here," neighbor Chivas Piggee said. "It is not what is supposed to happen and it changes lives."