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November 25, 2011

Multiple arrests made in shooting death of teenager



Muskogee police have arrested at least three people in a shooting that left a Fort Gibson teen dead.

Ryan Satterfield, 17, was found dead at a residence at 1505 E. Okmulgee Ave., on Wednesday evening after police responded to a shooting call at 9:14 p.m., said Muskogee Police Lt. Bobby Lee.

Police made three arrests but were looking for more subjects in what Lee referred to as a “robbery gone bad.” Police arrested Martin Miller, 18, and Deandre Clark, 18, on complaints of first-degree murder and first-degree robbery. Also arrested was a juvenile male, whose name was not released by police.

Lee said police are aware of what the suspects sought during the robbery, but are not releasing that information.

The shooting is the second homicide in Muskogee in less than two weeks. Roshun English, 35, was shot dead Nov. 12 in his home during an attempted robbery. Police have arrested Romonne Levell Johnson Jr., 16, and Dawaan James Norwood, 21, in connection with that shooting. Both have been charged with first-degree murder.

Satterfield’s grandfather, Bill Satterfield, said police told him they arrested two more 18-year-olds in connection with Wednesday’s homicide, bringing the total to five.

Satterfield said police told him that Ryan and four of Ryan’s friends were in the house with Ryan’s friend’s parents. The suspects entered through the front door after the parents had gone to the store.

“They came in and hit one boy in the head with a baseball bat and knocked him out,” Satterfield said. “They took the rest of the boys into the kitchen, made them kneel down and took their phones and money.”

Satterfield said the boys knew two of the suspects and identified them to police. He said he was told Ryan spoke to the suspects, one of whom said to another suspect, “If (Ryan) doesn’t shut up, shoot him.”

“They shot him twice,” Satterfield said. “Once in the leg and once in the chest. I believe they said it was a shotgun that was used.”

Ryan was a hard worker, who loved his family, his grandfather said.

“He was a good boy,” Satterfield said. “He had a heart the size of Texas. One of the boys there said he grabbed Ryan’s hand after he’d been shot, and Ryan told him, ‘Tell my mom and dad and brother and sister I love them, because I’m going to die tonight.’ He loved his family very much.”

Satterfield said Ryan had just started a job in Fort Gibson at Sonic, and was saving up for his first car.

“I was supposed to take him to the bank (today) to help him open up a savings account,” Satterfield said.

Funeral arrangements for Satterfield are pending with Bradley Family Funeral Home in Fort Gibson.

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

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