, Muskogee, OK

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January 6, 2013

Shooting victim dies in hospital

Death is county’s first slaying of year

— One of the shooting victims from an attack at a Muskogee mobile home park has died, a Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office investigator said.

April Christine Perry, 22, died in a Tulsa hospital, Investigator Faye Banks said Sunday.

Perry and her husband, Darrell Perry, were shot Friday.

April Perry’s death marks the county’s first homicide of the year.

The Perrys were shot about 3:30 p.m. Friday inside their mobile home at 2405 N. 32nd St., #68.

Darrell Perry, 52, called 911 and told the dispatcher that he and his wife had been shot.

Banks said she spoke to Darrell Perry, who she said is improving.

“I need to give him a couple more days before really interviewing him,” Banks said. “He was able to tell us some things, but he gets tired really easily. We're going to wait until he's a little bit stronger.”

Investigators haven’t said whether an arrest has been made in the shooting. The Perrys’ blue Dodge Neon was located Friday after the shooting, and Banks said a handgun was recovered from it.

But investigators have declined to say whether anyone has been arrested in the case. A Muskogee County/City Detention Center employee said no one has been booked into the jail on a shooting complaint over the weekend.

Muskogee County saw just one violent shooting death in 2012. Skyler Brewer was shot and killed in September, outside a home at 2009 W. Broadway. John Cone, 18, has been charged with first-degree murder in that shooting.

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