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Born December 24, 1937

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Born June 2, 1954

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Born July 19, 1940

Died May 18, 2020

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Born June 23, 1972

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Born February 8, 1943

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Born August 9, 1936

Died May 16, 2020

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Born October 15, 1941

Died May 11, 2020

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Born August 25, 1928

Died May 11, 2020

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Born August 16, 1937

Died May 11, 2020


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Tuesday, May 5, 2020, 9:23 AM

The shooting was reported at 2321 Fredonia

A man was shot on Fredonia just now, according to multiple emergency officials.

No details are yet available, but EMS is en route to the scene.

Police have not yet officially responded to requests for information.

Police have a suspect in custody.

UPDATE: The victim is alive, but his condition is not yet available. Police have arrested a suspect and are transporting him to the police station.

UPDATE: There are two victims, according to EMS officials. One refused medical treatment at the scene and the other was transported to the nearest hospital under non-emergency status.

UPDATE: Muskogee Police just sent the following release.

On today’s date at approximately 9:15am officers were dispatched to the 2300 block of Fredonia in reference to a shooting. While en route dispatch advised that the suspect was possibly still in the area.

When officers arrived they made contact with the victim, Eric Speer, who advised he had been shot in the leg by the suspect. Additional officers on scene made contact down the street with a subject matching the description of the suspect, Brandon Thompson and he was immediately taken into custody. Witnesses advised that this is an ongoing dispute between these two neighbors.

Thompson was transported to the Muskogee Police Department where he will be booked in for assault with a deadly weapon.

The victim was transported to the hospital to be treated for his injuries.

This is still an ongoing investigation and any additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Muskogee Police spokeswoman Lynn Hamlin clarified that one person was shot, and the second person may have been grazed, but not injured enough to require medical attention.