Man questioned, released in Durant shooting

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

DURANT, Okla. -- The man police say admitted to shooting a Durant man last week has been questioned and released. Authorities say Tres Tinsley, 23, shot Faron Wright, 20, at Tinsley’s home.

It happened after police say Wright attacked Tinsley. Investigators believe the incident started over an apparent love interest of the two and Tinsley was likely defending himself when the shooting happened.

Wright died at the scene.

So far, no arrests have been made.

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  • by Someone who is torn Location: and there's more on Feb 20, 2008 at 05:44 AM
    It should also be noted that Faron was supposed to appear before court that following week because he was a witness at the Bussey/Mullinix murder. He was subjected to witnessing things that gave him nightmares. Those monsters MADE him stay there and he was afraid. Well, he never made it to court to testify against them. He died before he could get there. I feel horrible for both Tristan and Faron. Neither of them deserved to die violent deaths. They hadn't done anything bad enough to deserve something like that. Their histories of trouble weren't anything like the acts of horror Bussey, Mullinix, and Tinsley displayed. Except Bussey and Mullinix were incarcerated. Tinsley skipped right out the door without everything being investigated first. Amazing. I love how my tax dollars are spent. Paying for law inforcers who don't do their jobs OR care. Faron was just one more punk off the street. He had been trying to clean his life up too. He was a number to the DPD. Pathetic.
  • by Somebody who knows the truth Location: here on Feb 19, 2008 at 08:45 PM
    Tinsley was stalking Faron. That's been witnessed by neighbors. He had a grudge and Faron was in the wrong place at the wrong time. He was a man, but still a child. He was only 20 years old when he died. He loved his baby. He went to get his baby out of that house. He was angry that he was betrayed. Who wouldn't feel that way? This isn't a town of God. But that's something God knows too. In the end what goes around comes around. That's how it works. Faron was a man / child still. His life hadn't unfolded yet. He will never get the chance to see his child grow up. He will never get a chance to be more, which he wanted to be. He is forever arrested at the age 20...a caring person, who would listen when nobody else would. That's the kind of person Faron really was. I know this FIRST HAND. And whoever said it was okay someone shot him to death...well, you're really something. Faron's CHILD was in that house when it happened...she was in the house of a lunatic!
  • by Jeannie Location: Missouri on Jan 2, 2008 at 12:45 PM
    I knew Faron we were friends in school and he hung out with me alot I personally think he would never hurt anyone and this person is definatly in need of the death penilty and I hope the person this was over looses her child and goes crazy she knows what happend and she let it happen ! so I believe Farons Grandparents should fight all the way and take his child and put all those ppl away he was a good person and fun to be around !
  • by ANONYMOUS Location: durant on Dec 18, 2007 at 11:06 PM
    dpt are crazy cause i have a friend that was n tha same situation and he shot at a guy that was actually attacking him w a deadly weapon and my friend shot at tha guy attacking him but dpd has charged him w assault w a deadly weapon and in his case it was self-defense but Farron's killer is getting away w murder when it clearly was not self-defense! bryan county cant even stop inmates from escaping so this is no shock that they are not charging tres w murder!
  • by Me Location: Durant on Dec 18, 2007 at 02:24 PM
    God knows the truth and so does Anna. I hope she can sleep at night.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 18, 2007 at 11:11 AM
    You people have got to get the story right before you start bashing people and how they do their jobs. What you see on the news is not the way it actually happens. The news stations get the story second hand before the investigation is done and they just fill in the blanks with their own version of what they think happened. If you were not there and dont know the facts dont start bashing people. It is a sad story but the only people that know the truth are the ones that were there. You cant "assume" anything.
  • by Anonymous Location: Texas on Dec 18, 2007 at 10:57 AM
    I think the cops did a very good job. It is self-defense when you shoot someone for walking into your home uninvited regardless of why they are there. I dont think the DPD has the authority to lock him up, it is up to the District Attorneys office. And nobody can say that they would not do the same thing if somebody walked into their house and punched them in the face.
  • by anonymous Location: Durant on Dec 18, 2007 at 09:58 AM
    Was the child in the home when it happened? I can't believe DPD would be so stupid about this if it was premeditated. DPD loves locking everyone up and throwing away the key, unless your an informant and then you can do whatever the heck you want.
  • by Julie Location: Durant on Dec 18, 2007 at 09:24 AM
    Faron, the victim, DID NOT have a gun. Supposedly, the suspect knew Faron was coming over and loaded the gun, put it in his back and waited for Faron to come over. If they knew Faron was coming over why didn't they just call the police? The girl involved had been seeing both men. Faron has a little girl with the girl and he went to get his kid. It sounds like pre-meditated murder to me.
  • by JustMe Location: Oklahoma on Dec 18, 2007 at 07:24 AM
    I just heard this story and I don't believe it was in self defense either. Shooting 5 bullets into someone tells me that he intended to kill the man. If it was self defense what weapon did the other man have? There was no mention of him having any weapon, especially not a gun.
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