Six arrested in Midwest City homicide

Police arrested six Oklahoma City residents in connection with the Saturday shooting death of Shirley Butler, 39, Midwest City Police Chief Brandon Clabes said.
by LeighAnne Manwarren Modified: September 16, 2013 at 5:59 pm •  Published: September 16, 2013

During the investigation, Ashley Craig was identified as the female who knocked on the door and the owner of the shoe in the front yard, Clabes said. Ashley Craig and her sister, Ravan Craig, were arrested Saturday.

Jones and Woody were initially arrested Saturday by University of Oklahoma police on unrelated traffic complaints. They were taken to Oklahoma County jail.

Long was arrested by the Oklahoma City police gang unit, and Gaines was arrested in Oklahoma City by Midwest City police Sunday.

The six suspects told investigators they were trying to steal drugs and money from Murray and Butler. The gun and both suspected getaway vehicles used during the crime were recovered by police, Clabes said.

Midwest City police plan to present felony drug complaints against Murray to the Oklahoma County district attorney's office, Clabes said.


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by LeighAnne Manwarren
Breaking News Reporter
LeighAnne Manwarren is a reporter covering breaking news, crime and weather for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. An Oklahoma City native, Manwarren is a University of Oklahoma journalism alum and has interned for The Oklahoman, the Oklahoma Gazette,...
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