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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 lmanwarren@opubco.com Modified: September 16, 2013 at 5:59 pm •  Published: September 16, 2013

— Police arrested six people, all Oklahoma City residents, in connection with a weekend homicide.

Arrested were: Ashley Rene Craig, 17; Jarvis Jones, 19; DeMarkus Long, 19; Justin Woody, 19; Aaron Gaines, 19; and Ravan Craig, 19, all on complaints of murder, conspiracy to commit a felony and robbery, Midwest City Police Chief Brandon Clabes said.

Police were called about 1:20 a.m. Saturday to 10002 Caton Place in reference to a woman being shot. Shirley Butler, 39, was shot after she answered a late-night knock at the front door, her husband, Kalvin Murray, told police. Murray's teenage son also was in the home, he said.

Butler was pronounced dead from a gunshot wound to the chest.

Officers were told two men and a woman fled the house on foot. Police found bullet casings, a clip from a weapon and a women's shoe in the front yard.

Investigators found a large quantity of marijuana inside the house, Clabes said. Police learned Murray and Butler were robbed in August but did not report it because drugs were involved, he said.

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