Suspect arrested in deadly shooting

ARDMORE, Okla. -- Ardmore police have arrested a suspect in this week's deadly shooting.

Captain Eric Hamblin said Joshua Scott is in custody on warrants out of Murray and Pontotoc County.

Officials say Scott wasn't wanted for an armed robbery in Pontotoc County before making his way to Ardmore Monday night.
That's where investigators say he encountered Erik Tucker, 35, and Jennifer Anderson, 34, shooting them both in the face at a home near 7th and C Streets Northwest.

"It is our belief based on the investigation that his intent was to kill both victims and he certainly succeeded in one," Captain Eric Hamblin said.

Anderson was flown to a Plano Hospital where she is expected to live. Tucker, did not survive.

His sister sent us this statement: "Erik is the oldest of four children, his is a husband, father of five, and grand "poppy" to three. He was the spiritual leader and strength of all who know him. Now, he is with our Lord. He touched so many lives. We love him so very much."

Hamblin says there were two other people at the home when police arrived, one of which was arrested on drug charges.
People who live in the neighborhood suspect the killing was drug related.

"Drugs are all around the neighborhood and nobody ever going to be able to stop it," neighbor Carl Hutchinson said.

Officers haven't set what led up to the shooting as they continue an investigation that still leaves many questions, including where the murder weapon is now.

"We believe it to be a 9 mm weapon," Hamblin said. "If anyone has any information on this weapon please give us a call."

Scott was charged Thursday afternoon on charges of first degree murder, shooting with intent to kill and possession of a gun after a felony conviction.

He is in the Carter County Jail without bond.

He is expected to be back in court next month.



 
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