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Crime/Courts

March 31, 2014

Community gathers at vigil

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NORMAN —

Moore also thanked everyone who showed up for the candlelight vigil for supporting their family.

The family is making funeral arrangements through McMahan’s Funeral Home in Noble. Those who would like to donate money for the cost of the funeral can donate money to McMahan’s, Moore said. The family will also be setting up an account at a local bank soon for donations.

Police have arrested four individuals in connection to the shooting, including Jason Harris, Rusty Wooten, Isaiah Walker and Michael Tubby. They were booked into the Cleveland County Justice Center on complaints of first-degree murder and burglary.

Norman police believe the incident started in Oklahoma City on Wednesday night during a dispute between the victim and his girlfriend. According to reports, an assault was believed to have occurred.

Thursday night the ongoing dispute escalated to the shooting and subsequent death of Barnard. Persons associated with the victim’s girlfriend are believed to have come to Norman in retaliation for Wednesday’s alleged assault.

Preliminary investigation revealed three vehicles pulled up next to the residence and several masked men emerged, kicked in the door to the home and shot Barnard in the face with a handgun.

The intruders reportedly took a woman’s wallet and left heading southbound. The woman, who is in her 60s, was also transported to the hospital as a precautionary measure, but was uninjured.

Jessica Bruha

366-3540

jbruha@normantranscript.com

 

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