Man arrested for murder in shooting death of Boswell woman

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BOSWELL, Okla. (KXII) - State authorities have arrested and charged a man for first degree murder in the shooting death of a Boswell woman Monday night.

Booking photo of John Stubbs (Choctaw Co. Jail)

According the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation, Boswell Police were called to a home in the 300 block of 4th Street just before midnight Monday where they found a woman shot dead outside the home.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation was then called in to assist Boswell Police.

The OSBI has identified the victim as 25-year-old Rachell Jordan and the shooter as 36-year-old John Stubbs.

A family member who lives with Stubbs tells us he heard the man and the woman arguing outside the house around midnight, then a loud noise, then came outside to find the woman lying on the front porch.

That family member tells us Stubbs and Jordan used to date.

A group of Jordan's friends say they will remember her for being loyal.

"If someone was messing with one of her friends, even not her best friend, just a friend of hers, she didn't hesitate, she would get in it with them. She walked out when they walked out. And that's the truth," said Wendy Faulkner, one of Rachelle's friends.

Some of Rachelle's friends found out about her death Tuesday morning, but Faulkner knew almost immediately.

"I actually walked up on it," she said.

Choctaw County Sheriff Terry Park said in a Facebook post Stubbs was arrested on unrelated charges after the shooting. Jail records show Stubbs was arrested for assault on a public servant, resisting arrest, and obstructing an officer.

On Tuesday, Stubbs was charged with first degree murder for Jordan's death.