A 38-year-old Okmulgee man has been named as the primary suspect in the death of an Okmulgee youth Saturday.
fultzAccording to Okmulgee police chief Joe Prentice, Ronel Eugene Fultz, was implicated as a potential suspect in the Saturday morning shooting that claimed the life of Dalayvain Hearne, 12. The youth was one of two people shot at a home in Okmulgee early Saturday morning. A second victim, 21-year-old Leon Maurice Grant III, sustained several gunshot wounds.
Hearne was taken to an Oklahoma City hospital where is was pronounced brain dead.
The police chief said Fultz was contacted Saturday after he was named as a primary suspect. He was arrested and booked into the Okmulgee county jail on an unrelated complaint of possession of a firearm after former conviction of a felony.
“As the investigation continued, officers discovered evidence connecting Fultz to the shooting,” the chief said.
Police have since submitted a probably cause affidavit to the District Attorney’s office upgrading the complints against Fultz to murder in the first degree, shooting with intent to kill and discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling.
In a separate case, police are also seeking to upgrade a complaint against Rashod Griffin to first degree manslaughter.griffin
Griffin was charged with two counts of shooting with intent to kill and feloniously discharging a firearm into a dwelling last Thursday.
Chief Prentice said Trashe Shannon was a victim in that shooting. She was pregnant and the unborn child died as a result of one of the gunshot wounds.


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