Shooting victim identified
Police have identified the man shot to death Thursday in southeast Oklahoma City as Laron McCoy, 30, of Oklahoma City. A second man was shot and wounded at the same apartment complex. McCoy was found shot to death about 2:20 p.m. inside an apartment at Wentwood at Grant Hill, 419 Tinker Diagonal, police Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow reported Friday. Santonio Johnson, 24, of Oklahoma City, also was shot at the apartments and then went to the 200 block of SE 45. He was taken to OU Medical Center in serious condition, police said. Homicide detectives are investigating what happened, Wardlow said. Anyone with information can call the homicide tip line at 297-1200.
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Murder trial set for MWC woman
A Midwest City woman accused of fatally stabbing a man after intervening in a fistfight will face trial, a judge in Oklahoma City ruled Friday. Jerrica Nicole Moore, 20, is charged with first-degree murder in the Sept. 25 death of Chad Falling, 29. According to court documents, witnesses saw Falling, his girlfriend and a man named Zachary Lee Ramsey get into a fight at an apartment complex. Ramsey called Moore for help and she stabbed Falling once in the chest, police said. Moore told police Ramsey helped dispose of the murder weapon. Ramsey was charged with accessory to murder, but prosecutors dismissed the charge in April. Falling's girlfriend testified Friday about watching Falling and Ramsey punching each other. She said Ramsey told her, “I'll get my girl to beat (you).” After finishing her testimony, the witness was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant.
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Debris theft suspects post bail
NEWALLA — Two men arrested after they admitted taking scrap metal and copper from the Newalla disaster area are free on bail, Cleveland County sheriff's spokeswoman Meghan McCormick said Friday. Jonathan Robert Muise, 21, and Johnny Carl Harris, 49, were arrested Wednesday after a witness reported seeing two men digging through debris piles in the Woodlands addition, which was damaged in the May 19 tornado. A deputy stopped a pickup hauling scrap metal in the 17000 block of E Indian Hills Road and questioned Muise, who was driving, and Harris. The men admitted to taking copper and scrap metal from the disaster area, according to the release. The men were arrested for disturbing a disaster area and booked into the Cleveland County jail.
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