Muskogee Police are reporting that one man and five children have been shot to death inside a Muskogee house. A woman has life-threatening injuries, and a suspect was shot at by police as he fled the scene.
Around 1:30 this morning, police arrived at 903 Indiana after a report of multiple people shot.
The suspect was still at the scene, holding a firearm, police say. Police fired one shot, which missed the suspect. The suspect, whose name police have not yet released, was apprehended after a foot pursuit.
The man and four of the children, none of whose names have been released, were dead when police arrived. A fifth child died en route to a Tulsa hospital.
More information will be released today.
UPDATE 9:30 A.M: A woman named Nicole Anderson posted on Facebook that the woman victim was Brittany Anderson, her sister, and was shot in the head and is in critical condition. The shooter, she said, was the brother of the man who died in the mass murder. We are working to confirm these details and others. Police have not released any names of victims or the suspect.
UPDATE: 12 PM: The suspect is Jarron Deajon Pridgeon, 25, according to law enforcement sources. He was convicted of felony assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, threatening to perform an act of violence and malicious injury to property in 2019 and received a three-year deferred sentence.
The woman victim’s name is Brittany Anderson. We are withholding the names of the children. Though other news sources have published their photos, we are declining to publish them.
Police say all the people involved lived in the house.
UPDATE 2 PM: Muskogee Public Schools have counselors from Green Country Mental Health on site at Creek Elementary School, where the children attended, to help any students or staff who may be struggling with this devastating news, said Steve Braun, public relations for the schools.