The Muskogee Police Department and other agencies worked late into the night searching for three persons of interest following a deadly shootout Saturday.
Police said Daniel Jermaine Anderson, 20, Michael Mayberry, 16, and Anton Nelson, 17, were involved in the shooting at Arrowhead Mall.
Police were called to Arrowhead Mall at 4:11 p.m. when multiple shots were fired.
Jarrod Reed, 17, of Muskogee died after he was shot in the torso, said Police Chief Rex Eskridge. Five others were injured. Not all who were injured were identified when the Phoenix went to press.
Police believe Reed was an intended target in the shooting.
The U.S. Marshals Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the FBI, sheriff’s offices from Muskogee and Wagoner counties, Wagoner and Fort Gibson city police and Creek Nation Lighthorse officers assisted Muskogee police.
Reed’s body has been taken to the state Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy, said Deputy Chief Johnny Teehee.
Pico Reed, 18, of Muskogee remained hospitalized at Muskogee Regional Medical Center on Saturday night, police said.
Madison McCord, 13, who had been staying with her aunt, Tonya Pierce of Muskogee, was shot in the leg. She was flown to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa.
Pierce’s daughter, who was with McCord at the mall, said three girls were waiting for a family member to pick them up when the shooting occurred.
One told Pierce “a bunch of black men started shooting.”
Pierce said Madison ended up with a nicked artery in her leg.
Pierce was crying as she tried to get into the locked-down mall to hunt for another relative. Police told her they would help locate the relative.
A man from McAlester also was shot while shopping at the mall, Eskridge said.
Eskridge said most of those shot were innocent bystanders — shoppers.
There were numerous shell casings on the mall floor in the area of Hibbett Sports and toward the recruiting office in the mall, Teehee said.
One adult black male was taken into custody as a material witness. His name was not being released for his own safety, Teehee said.
Police said they were convinced the man had information about the shootings but would not cooperate.
Every police investigator in Muskogee was called in. Investigator Mark Ridley said he had been painting. He still had paint on his arms as he ran inside the mall.
Police units surrounded the mall while police were inside sweeping the area for evidence and any possible victims.
Muskogee County EMS spokeswoman Rebecca Smith said the call to EMS came in reporting multiple shooting victims.
Muskogee police, sheriff’s deputies, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, mall security and EMS swept the mall looking in all the stores and hallways for others who may have been injured.
“We transported patients to MRMC,” Smith said. “One had a serious leg injury, one had a non-life threatening injury to the wrist, and one had a serious life-threatening leg injury. One was flown by EagleMed with life-threatening injuries to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa.”
In addition, one patient was located at Sixth and Martin Luther King streets who had a minor injury, but refused treatment. That person was taken by private vehicle to MRMC, she said.
Wagoner EMS also responded to assist and transported one of the patients to Muskogee Community Hospital.
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