Ardmore apartment murder suspect linked to second death

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

McCLAIN COUNTY, Okla.-- Last week, Darrell Madden reportedly killed Bradley Qualls at the Huntington Falls Apartments in Ardmore. Authorities say Madden was wanted in connection with another death in McClain County.

Court documents show say a search of Madden's McClain County residence turned up a notebook labeled "Hitler Letter," duct tape, and burnt wires.

Oklahoma City Police say they have turned those findings over to the McClain County District Attorney.

Back on Thursday we learned that Ardmore Police were assisting the Oklahoma City Police Department in a case that involved both 37-year-old Darrell Madden and 26-year-old Bradley Qualls. Sources close to the Oklahoma City investigation say think they know a motive behind Qualls' death.

Sources close to a homicide investigation in McClain County believe both Madden and Qualls are suspects in the death of 62-year-old Steven Domer.

Authorities say Domer had been missing since October 26th, and a hunter found Domer’s body in a field last Sunday.

Sources close to investigators working the McClain County killing say they think Madden shot Qualls in Ardmore because he was a witness to the Domer murder.

Despite what those sources are saying, authorities aren’t naming any suspects.

"The family contacted us and said he was missing. That’s out of character, throw in the equation a car burned…it’s a high indicator something has happened to this person," Oklahoma City Police Department Sgt. Gary Knight said.

On Friday, the Carter County District Attorney’s Office filed formal murder charges against Madden.

From last week
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ARDMORE, Okla. -- There is new information on Wednesday night’s fatal shooting in Ardmore on. Police say the two men involved were part of a radical organization.

Police say 37-year-old Darrell Madden shot and killed 26-year-old Bradley Qualls during an argument Wednesday night. One woman we spoke with says both men were at her apartment before the shooting happened.

"Brad was kind of tweaking…you could tell he was on something. The other guy was saying, “You need to calm down,” the woman said.

Police still do not know what the two men were arguing about but the woman said the men were arguing until Madden had enough.

"I watched them walk over. There they were arguing the whole way. Two minutes later he was shot."

Authorities confirmed rumors the two men belonged to a radical hate group.

"They are both professed members of the Aryan Brotherhood/Aryan Nation, professed to be Skinheads."

Moments after the shooting police say Madden tried carjacking motorists near this skating rink. That’s when officers took him down.

"Officers fired one round that struck him in the arm. The suspect underwent surgery and is now in custody of the police department."

Madden is still recovering from his wound Thursday night.

Original story
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ARDMORE, OK -- One person is dead after a shooting at an apartment complex in Ardmore Wednesday night. Police say the suspect shot and killed another man just after 5:30 pm at the Huntington Falls apartment complex off of Sam Noble Parkway.

They say the suspect then ran from authorities and tried to carjack motorists near Skate Land skating ring on North Commerce as he attempted to get away. Police say they are still trying to figure out what led to the shooting, and are investigating the attempted carjacking that followed...

"Officers arrived in the area suspect was still attempting pointing guns at cars officers shot and wounded the suspect," said Lt. Eric Hamblin, with the Ardmore police department.

The suspect was taken to the hospital and is undergoing surgery. His condition was not available Wednesday night.


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  • by a. hurst Location: ardmore on Dec 28, 2011 at 04:15 PM
    i am derrels brothers wife.... this is their case n nobody elses... unless u were there, u dont know what happened. point blank... every1 has a belief and sometimes ur belief can rick ur life.. there for if u make the choice to become a skinhead or other then u KNOW what can happen and u put urself there. violence is more then a choice its a lifestyle.
  • by William Dean Luke Location: Tulsa Oklahoma on Aug 16, 2008 at 04:29 AM
    Brad Qualls was not a good man. You don't join a hate group if you're a good man. I knew brad. I knew his "Black friends" who are most likely cohorts in anything illegal he's done. I know first hand what his "friends" are like. Because I was jumped by them on several occasions. For those of you saying he was so loving and kind, you obviously don't have a clue what you are talking about. I don't care if you're his family or not, you obviously don't get the fact that he was a complete jerk who got his jollies by bullying people. And I was his first victim, and remained thus from 3rd grade up through High School. Never did anythign to the man to deserve being beaten up by his lackies, except beating his ass in the sixth grade because I was fed up with his bullying. Yet he persisted. I'm so glad I left Ardmore..Or I'd be standing on his grave, laughing at his epitaph, cause I'm sure it reads something like "Here lies Brad, like a lamb in the arms of God", which is utter tripe.
  • by krazibabi Location: here on Nov 16, 2007 at 12:56 PM
    ok, i'm gettin tired of readin all this about drugs in the apartment where qualls was killed! if there were any drugs involved, i promise it was before they arrived.that was my daughter's apartment, and she absolutely has nothing to do with any drugs.sure, she should've been more selective when it came to her "friends", but i promise you she had no drugs in her apartment.this is absolutely insane how people just take a story and run with it.
  • by Anonymous Location: Oklahoma on Nov 15, 2007 at 09:51 AM
    Everyone says "Birds of a feather flock together." Whether or not that is true is your own opinion. Some people can be truly good at heart, but get caught up in bad situations. If this guy was as sweet as everyone says, then he should have known the reputation and hurt the people he was associated with cause. Nobody is that blind. The shooter obviously saw him hanging with those people and put two and two together. We see gangs killing gangs everyday and this story seems to be a SHOCK to everyone. People associate you by who you hang with, THATS REALITY, and most of the time you don't get a chance to prove them wrong and about who you really are.
  • by Opinionated Location: Ardmore on Nov 15, 2007 at 09:35 AM
    I didn’t say he deserved it. I said he got what was coming to him. As do all who follow his path. Maybe the reason he was murdered was because he saw what was happening and wanted no part of it anymore. We’ll never know. But bad things happen when you hang around bad people. Maybe he learned a little too late what was really important. Who knows? But you people make him out to be a saint.
  • by still hurts. Location: tx on Nov 15, 2007 at 07:54 AM
    just saw this. prayers go out to the family im a mom that just went threw this last may,durant ring a bell? nothing bad said helps anything or anybody and it does not matter good person or bad still someones child no one deserves to die these sinceless deaths.... may god bless everyone involved!
  • by Someone Special Location: Ardmore on Nov 15, 2007 at 04:45 AM
    To The Qualls Friend, You are right, This whole thing had nothing to do with Race. Brad had alot of Black friends thru out his life, if he was a real part of this "SkinHead" thing, his black friends would not exsist. But they exsist, and they know who they are, and they know who brad really was, and he was someone who had lots of friends from differant races, and did'nt judge anybody. He just got pulled into something that ended up being really bad. If he was still alive, it would not have taken him very long to figure out that these bad people were people that he did'nt want to be around, and he would have gotten away from them. We can all go on and on about how bad a person you think Brad was, but unless you really knew him, you really don't know anything about him. And there is nothing in this world that gives you the right to judge anybody. And if the truth be known, some where in your life, you've done something wrong, and would'nt want to be judged by that.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 12, 2007 at 12:13 PM
    Skinhead or Mexican Maufia.... they are all hate groups
  • by QUALLS FRIEND Location: ARDNORE on Nov 11, 2007 at 11:40 AM
    I WENT TO SCHOOL WIT QUALLS I DONT THINK HE WAS A SKINHEAD IM BLACK SO RACE IS NOT A FACTOR IN THIS CASE QUALLS DIED A YOUNG MAN HE DIDNT DESERVE TO GO LIKE THIS AND ADDING TO THIS I STAY BY THE STORE WERE MADDEN GOT SHOT I WAS AT THE STORE THAT NITE THE POLICE SHOT MADDEN I DID'NT KNOW WAT THE HELL WAS GOING ON WIT MADDEN AND WHY THE POLICE SHOT HIM I SEEN THE WHOLE THING HAPPEN IN FRONT OF MY EYES NEVER HOPE TO SEE THIS AGAIN IN ARDMORE BUT AS EVERYTHING UNFOLD ON THE DAYS TO COME I FOUND OUT THAT IS WAS QUALLS IT DONT REALLY MATTER IF QUALLS WAS A SKINHEAD DONT MAKE U NO DIFFERENT FROM A GANG MEMBER AS A CRIP/OR A BLOOD QUALLS FAMILY KEEP YO HEAD UP AND FOR MADDEN THIS GUY DID THIS IN FRONT OF KIDS WHAT DO THINK THIS KIDS DREAM ABOUT AT NIGHT AND WHO'S HOUSE WERE THEY AT AND WERE IS THERE MOM SHOULD SHE BE IN ANY KIND OF TROUBLE LIKE CHILD IN DANGERMENT SHE DIDNT CALLED THE POLICE BEFORE THIS ALL HAPPEN IN FRONT OF HER KIDS I THINK SHE SHOULD BE IN SOME KIND OF TROUBLE DONT U THINK
  • by Someone Special Location: Ardmore on Nov 11, 2007 at 09:42 AM
    The word HATE is a big word yes. But how many of us thru out our lifes have said they hate someone? Does it make all of us bad people because we have said this? Everybody is missing the point here, this young man is not dead because he hated anybody. He is dead because Madden chose to kill him, for what reason, no one may ever know! Anybody that has known Brad knows that he has had friends of every color and gender, reguardless of the kind of life they were leading. When you take the time to really get to know somebody, you see all sides of them, and I have seen all sides of Brad. I have seen good and bad in just about every person that I have ever taken the time to get to know. We have all made mistakes in our lifes that we are not proud of, weather we are a big enough person to admit to our mistakes is a whole differant story. Unfortunatley our young people today don't always make the right choices in their life, some pay for the wrong choices in very bad ways, others learn.
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