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April 5, 2013

OKC man faces murder charge

Ricky Cooper charged in fatal stabbing of local man

A man held in Oklahoma County on a first-degree murder complaint since mid-March was charged Friday with the stabbing death of a Muskogee man.

Ricky Lamont “Rick Rock” Cooper is accused of killing Raheem Murphy, 21, on March 2 outside The Office Drinks and Nosh, an Oklahoma City Club located in the 5900 block of North May Avenue.

An affidavit filed in the case states a club employee who told police he recognized Cooper, 31, but did not know his name, identified Cooper after seeing his photograph. The club employee told police he had seen Murphy and Cooper “get into an altercation inside the club,” according to the affidavit.

The fight, the affidavit states, had begun inside between a female friend of Murphy’s and Cooper, and a female friend of Cooper’s.  

That employee told police he attempted to clear the club’s parking lot after the fight spilled outside, and heard someone yell “he’s got a knife,” and “I’ve been stabbed.”

The employee said he then saw Murphy run toward a trash dumpster, being chased by the man later identified as Cooper. Cooper left the area at that time, according to the affidavit, and the employee then noticed blood on Murphy’s clothing, as well as a single stab wound to Murphy’s upper torso.

Cooper’s Oklahoma Department of Corrections information lists convictions dating back to 2000, including drug, weapons and domestic abuse convictions. Cooper was serving a seven-year suspended sentence for convictions on possession of a controlled substance and assault and or battery with a dangerous weapon. The sentence began March 8, 2009.

He is being held without bond in the Oklahoma County Jail.

Reach Dylan Goforth at (918) 684-2903 or dgoforth@muskogeephoenix.com.

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