Informed sources, speaking on conditions of anonymity, believe that Russell Andrew “Roc” Doza was murdered by police, that a conspiracy exists within the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office to cover up that murder and that neither the Tulsa Police Department nor the Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s Office can be trusted to discover or reveal the truth about Doza’s murder.
The sources are not members or otherwise affiliated with the Rogues Motorcycle Club. The Rogues Motorcycle Club has retained an attorney who has advised members not to speak about the case.
Doza was killed by members of the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Team during service of a search warrant for marijuana and methamphetamine about seven o’clock in the morning on April 9th, 2010. No drugs were found at the clubhouse. None of the suspects named in the warrant was present at the clubhouse at the time of the search. The affidavit requesting the search was based on evidence obtained from a “confidential informant.”
Doza was killed as he awoke from sleeping in a bed at the Rogues clubhouse located at 1826 North Kingston Place in Tulsa. Police have identified the shooters as Deputy Lance Ramsey, Corporal Tom Helm and Sergeant Shane Rhames.
This page has been unable to confirm that those were the three deputies who actually fired the shots that killed Doza. This page has also been unable to confirm that Agents from the Tulsa office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were present during the search.
Almost everything the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office has said about the incident so far, either through formal statements created by Sheriff’s spokesman Shannon Clark or less formally to Tulsa journalists, has been self-serving propaganda.
Doza died instantly. A legally obtained copy of the “State of Oklahoma Certificate of Death” lists the time of death as, “07:06,” the manner of death as “homicide” and the “immediate cause” of death as “multiple gunshot wounds.”
Official Police Account
On the morning of April 9th, Shannon Clark made the following statements about the shooting:
“The Tulsa County Special Operations Swat Team responded to this location to serve a high risk search warrant at about seven oh six this morning. As they arrived on scene they started giving ver… commands that they were there to execute a search warrant. As they made entry into the location they located one male individual laying face down with his hands tucked underneath him. As they began giving him commands to show his hands the individual reached for a gun that was apparent laying on a bookshelf right next to him. As he grabbed the gun he turned it in the direction of the officers and we believe that at this time three of our officers fired simultaneously and at this time the suspect is dead. We are waiting on the medical examiner’s office to examine the body….
“The Tulsa Police Department’s Homicide Unit was contacted and brought to the scene. They’re willing it (sic) to investigate this, uh, because we are in the city limits of Tulsa and it’s involving the agency so we’re not investigating our…our own incident. Um, right now that’s all we have. We’re getting more information as the other specialty units arrive on scene and once we clear the dwelling for any devices then we’ll be able to get in there and take a look and see and we’ll have some more information for you….
“There is some more information now that the Rogues have utilized that building although we’re not for sure about that but we’re trying to confirm it…. The Rogues motorcycle gang…. It was a high risk search warrant for narcotics; marijuana and methamphetamine…. The scene commanders have not given me any information about any of the schools being put on lockdown because the way the search was conducted, uh, everybody in that location was contacted by our deputies and they were moved to another location so we don’t think we have anybody at large running in the neighborhood. We think that everybody involved we have in our custody to some degree.”
Those dissembling statements were the beginning of the cover-up.
Russell Doza had lost between 80 and 90 percent of his hearing. He wore two hearing aids but even with those he used closed captioning when he watched television and he had learned to read lips. He was totally unaware of the loud and violent invasion of the Rogues clubhouse until he was already surrounded by militarized police. He was unarmed when he was killed.
Doza was shot at least seven times and possibly as many as ten times. Police fired at least nine shots and may have fired more than 12 shots. He was shot in the back. At least one Swat officer was standing directly behind Doza and at least one was standing by his side. He never rolled over far enough to see the men who killed him.
He was shot in one arm. That wound may have been a defensive gesture or he may have been trying to raise his hands. The pattern of gunshots indicates that a third shooter may have been kneeling below Doza’s line of vision and to one side and behind him.
Doza was shot at least three times in the back at close range. Two of those wounds left powder burns.
The shots that killed him were “execution style” gunshots to the base of his skull. The pattern of those shots proves prima facie that he was laying on his stomach when he was killed. One shot entered from his side through the top thoracic vertebra and exited through the opposite side of his neck severing his carotid artery. The other kill shot entered the very base of his skull, broke his back and severed his spinal cord in the region of the first cervical vertebra. That shot would have instantly paralyzed him.